Ranked Choice Elections

Green Bay is a perfect place to adopt a Ranked Choice Voting paradigm for all Mayoral, City-Council, or School Board level (non-partisan) elections. This is what you’ll be helping the city move toward if you vote for me. If elected, I will secure grant funding to put Green Bay on the path to implementing Ranked Choice Voting at the city level. This is something to be very excited about as it will place our city on the bleeding edge of progressive elections and save the city money at the same time.

Ranked Choice Voting will make city elections a whole lot more fair &. This is an idea thats time has come.

For those unfamiliar with Ranked Choice Voting : in an election with Ranked Choice Voting, voters rank as many of the candidates as they like in the order they choose. Candidates will do well when they attract a strong core of first-choice support in addition to second or even third choices. Citizens get better elected officials because we are no longer out in the position of having to cast a ballot for the “lesser of two evils”. Ranked Choice Voting incentivizes educating one’s self about each of the candidates in an election & allows for an instant runoff that helps elect the candidate that best reflects the support of a majority of voters. The value of Ranked Choice Voting is that it helps to fairly represent the full spectrum of voters.

Ranked-choice voting is currently being used in municipal elections in Minneapolis/St-Paul, Telluride, CO, Santa Fe, NM, Massachusetts, Maine, & Maryland. In addition, Michigan, Tennessee, Florida, Utah, & Oregon have municipalities that have recently enacted ranked choice voting and are awaiting the next election so it can be implemented

This is something to be very excited about as it will place our city on the bleeding edge of progressive elections and save the city money at the same time.

Now that is a Smarter Green Bay.

Nick Mortensen