Sign up to Speak on Behalf of Ranked Choice Voting Proposal

Monday, March 4, 6:30 PM (Virtual or In-Person)

The Dallas Charter Review Commission is considering proposed Amendment #2 for Ranked Choice Voting on Monday, March 4 at 6:30 PM.
The Commission will vote on whether to recommend the proposal to the City Council for consideration. They need to hear from as many Dallas residents as possible!
Sign up to speak on behalf of Ranked Choice Voting. You can choose whether to speak virtually or in-person, but you must be a resident of the City of Dallas.

How else can I support? If you can’t make it but still want to support, email the Commission at charterreview@dallas.gov. Express support for Amendment #2 for Ranked Choice Voting and include your address and/or City Council district.

Preparing Talking Points

Although speakers may receive up to 3 minutes to speak, be prepared to make your remarks in only 1 minute!
Here are some examples of talking points you can use. Make it personal to why you care!
  • RCV in nonpartisan municipal elections is ideal.  Local elections often include several candidates and if no candidate gets the needed majority, a separate runoff election occurs.  The turnout in runoffs is historically low so fewer voters determine the winner. 
  • RCV for military and overseas voters is ideal in order to avoid delays in receiving runoff ballots and ensure their votes count.  This is an important group of voters whose voices should be heard.
  • Runoff elections are low turn out elections and costly. Instant runoff elections (RCV) are won by the votes of a larger percent of eligible voters than runoff elections.

Learn more about the Dallas Charter Review and get ideas for similar processes in your city or town!

Cody Meador

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