How can I help spread the news on Approval Voting?
Whatever your skills are, you can help us bring approval voting to Utah. We are a local group organizing to promote approval voting and are actively looking for volunteers, sign up today to get involved!Keep reading
How does Approval Voting make elections more representative?
Approval voting allows for candidates to speak their minds, and for voters to vote theirs.Keep reading
What is the spoiler effect and how does approval voting deal with it?
The spoiler effect is when a candidate (A) that has little chance of winning is similar to one of the two major frontrunners in a race (B & C). This leads to A taking votes away from either B or C, guaranteeing the victory of the other.Keep reading
Why is RCV so popular if Approval is just as good or better?
Ranked-choice voting has been around in the US for much longer, first gaining real traction after the 2000 election with Gore supporters claiming it could have helped eliminate Nader as a spoiler. It is also a relatively straight-forward way to vote: ranking best to worst.Keep reading
How much will it cost?
It’s free! Well, mostly. No new voting machines or software are needed. Additionally the ballot design is the same size as our current ballot, unlike in Ranked Choice Voting. This means that the cost of mailing ballots doesn’t increase at all!Keep reading
Will this help one party more than others?
Approval Voting would benefit everyone! It helps reflect the true preferences of the voters for every election and elects the most representative candidate.Keep reading
What is a consensus candidate and why is it important?
Consensus candidates are those who maximize the amount of people who approve of them holding office. This is why it is called ‘Approval’ Voting.Keep reading