Send an Email or Sign Up to Testify in Support of Ranked Choice Voting and Fundraising Limits

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 PM (Virtual or In-Person)

The Dallas Charter Review Commission is considering two important amendments on Tuesday, March 26, 2024:
  • Amendment #2: Implementation of ranked choice voting in municipal elections.
  • Amendment #53: Limit city council candidates from soliciting campaign contributions except during the 180 days prior to the election date.
The Commission will vote on whether to recommend these proposals to the City Council for consideration during the March 26 meeting. They need to hear from as many Dallas residents as possible!
Two ways to use your voice:
  1. Email the Commission at charterreview@dallas.gov. Express support for Amendment #2 and #53 and include your address and/or City Council district.
  2. Sign up to testify during the Commission meeting. Be prepared to give one minute of remarks. You may sign up to speak virtually or in person.
  • WHEN: Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 PM
  • WHERE: Dallas City Hall (or online)
  • WHO: City of Dallas residents
  • HOW: Sign up to testify ASAP.

Preparing Talking Points for Ranked Choice Voting

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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