Vermont: RCV for Presidential Primaries
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Bill S.32 would establish Ranked Choice Voting for presidential primary elections in the state of Vermont.
Presidential primaries are often crowded with many candidates and with the rise of mail-in ballots, there’s real concern that a candidate could drop out of the race before a mail-in vote for them is counted.
Passing a RCV bill would ensure that if a voter’s top candidate does not win, their vote can still count toward their second preference. With this bill, no voter would feel that a vote they cast is “wasted” and it would improve Vermont’s presidential elections by ensuring fairer, more representative outcomes in crowded primaries.
RepresentUs is working with Better Ballot Vermont and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) to help pass Ranked Choice Voting for statewide elections.
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The Latest On This Campaign
Ranked Choice Voting is a Popular Success in Burlington’s Town Meeting Day Election
Mar 8 2023
“It’s no surprise that Burlingtonians prefer a method of voting that gives them more choices and stronger voices in elections.”Read More
Feb 14 2023
Ranked choice voting is back under consideration with S.32, which allows voters to rank candidates in the presidential primary.Read More
Vermont lawmakers reintroduce bill for ranked choice voting in presidential primaries
Feb 10 2023
After failing to pass a similar bill last legislative session, state senators are once again looking to pass a bill that would require ranked choice voting for presidential primary elections.Read More