How does Approval Voting make elections more representative?

Approval voting allows for candidates to speak their minds, and for voters to vote theirs. 

  • Minor party and outsider candidates can feel encouraged to run, since they don’t have to worry about becoming a “spoiler.” 
  • They can receive a more accurate reflection of how many people support them, as people can vote for a third party AND a major party candidate.
  • Having an accurate reflection of support can help third parties build momentum for future elections and influence current policy conversations.

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