How Can I Help?

WE NEED YOUR HELP to pass IRV in KC.

How to Help

Who are the people we can most easily reach, possibly interested in Kansas City doing ranked-choice voting? People coming out of polling places on election day. We know they're Kansas Citians, and they vote.

And we have a huge selling point with the two city elections in April and June. There'd only be one election if we had ranked-choice. "Instant run-off" will be appealing. People grumble about having to come out twice to vote, and it costs the city twice. The final two candidates in June could have less than half the vote between them; plurality winner-take-all is a very poor system.

We have 4" by 6" cards to pass out at polling places (or anywhere else). Please contact us to receive a stack of printed cards. The next upcoming elections are:

  • March 10, 2020, presidential primary in Missouri

  • May 2, 2020, presidential primary in Kansas

  • August 4, 2020, state primary.

Other ways to get involved:

1. Call or write your Councilmember and Mayor Quinton Lucas. Tell our leaders to do their part to bring RCV to KC.

2. Spread the word. Tell your friends, family, and colleagues about RCV. When people understand how RCV works, they tend to support it. Other effective means are to get organizations you are a part of to support RCV, or write letters to the editor to local papers and newsletters.

3. Volunteer your time. RCV will NOT be adopted in KC without your help. Please contact us at 816-753-2057 (Rachel MacNair) or info@betterballotkc.org.

4. Subscribe to our Google group! - Get all the latest news on what's happening with RCV in Kansas City.

5. Help us organize. We need people willing to coordinate volunteer efforts, fundraising, events, etc.

6. Write a letter to the editor to the Star or other Kansas City-reaching publication. We need to build grassroots support of this issue across the city.