We organize around a common goal of allowing voters to best represent themselves at the polls in simple, understandable, and cost-effective manners, which more fully reflect the complexity and diversity of their priorities. We believe that electoral systems and rules should best represent all of its citizens’ preferences, not just their top choice candidate. Voters Choose, as a nonprofit organization, is comprised of our members who are primarily involved through our local chapters.
Therefore, we advocate for a Rank and Add voting system on the following grounds:
- Voters’ preferences often extend beyond one candidate, party, or association, and;
- Candidates should be elected by broad consensus and support from a constituency, not just from pockets of the population, and;
- Officeholders should be called to perform to the best of their abilities, and should only have an incumbency benefit when they perform well in office and earn broad support.
Any U.S. citizen or U.S. resident can collaborate with or aid the general operations of Voters Choose, so long as they willingly agree to the organization’s mission or purpose. All we ask of our members is that they contribute what they can to our goals (ex. funds, energy, social media space, resources, information, ideas, etc) and, if eligible, that they register to vote.
Our chapters are local, independent groups committed to our organizational goals. Chapters focus on locally-inspired projects for improving elections in their community. These projects stem from assessments of community needs and discussions with community leaders. Chapters often have two main types of members:
- Citizen Advocates — Our citizen advocates work to educate communities about their elections and ways to improve them. Advocates focus on voter registration and candidate forums, and discussions about possible reforms. They also focus on discussing these reforms with community leaders and serve as key organizers.
- Researchers — Our researchers focus on local and national research projects regarding electoral reform. These researchers often work in collaboration with Citizen Advocates to find areas to study in their communities.
Visit our chapter page to learn more about where we work.