Too often, mayoral and city council elections are a choice between three or more candidates and the winner can win with less than 50% of the votes. Ranked choice voting (RCV) ensures that the winner of an election will represent the largest group of people. Let’s ditch the notion of just voting for the lesser of the two evils and start picking leaders that represent our views. If you support RCV and want to use it for our Fort Collins municipal elections, please email the City Council letting them know you’re a supporter.
A sample letter is provided below. Please personalize if you can! And if you’re interested in more information about bringing RCV to Fort Collins, please review the salon materials posted here.
Subject: RCV in Fort Collins
Dear City Councilmembers,
I am a voter in Fort Collins city elections and a fan of Ranked Choice Voting.
I support the City Council referring RCV to the November 2022 ballot for use in our next city election in April 2023.
I intend to vote YES!