Are ranked choice ballots confusing for the average voter?

  • Whether it's deciding what ice cream flavor you want when it’s available or what movie to see, we make ranked choices every day of our lives. Shouldn't we have the same power to rank candidates for public office?
  • Evidence from across the country suggests that voters will be ready to embrace RCV. RCV is used to elect Supervisors, Mayors, City Councilmembers, and School Board members in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and San Leandro and data shows that voters are easily able to use it. In fact, Bay Area voters have been making more errors when voting in primaries for governor and U.S. Senator than in RCV elections for mayor.

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