Protect Our Party 2023
Stop Open Primaries and Ranked Choice Voting in Idaho
Ranked choice voting (RCV) is a complex and confusing voting system that would make it harder for Idahoans to vote for the candidate they want. Under RCV, voters rank candidates in order of preference. If no candidate wins a majority of first-choice votes, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and their votes are redistributed to the remaining candidates based on the voters’ second choices. This process continues until one candidate has a majority of votes.
RCV is a solution in search of a problem. Idaho’s current voting system is simple and straightforward, and it works well. There is no need to change it.
Here are some of the reasons why we oppose RCV:
- It is confusing to voters. RCV is a complex system that is difficult to understand. This could lead to voter confusion and errors, which could disenfranchise voters.
- It is less democratic. RCV can lead to the election of candidates who do not have the support of a majority of voters. This is because a candidate can win the election even if they are not the first choice of most voters.
- It can lead to gridlock. RCV can lead to a situation where no candidate is able to win a majority of votes, resulting in a prolonged and costly election.
We urge you to join us in opposing ranked-choice voting. Sign our petition today and help us protect Idaho’s voting system.