One of the most basic principles of democracy is majority rule, but guess what: Carlsbad does not have majority rule. Our city leaders can be elected with less than 50% support with the current single-choice plurality voting system.
Join residents of Carlsbad and a coalition of community and electoral reform groups as we build awareness of ranked choice voting. Help bring RCV to our local elections!
Single-choice plurality voting is breaking our country, our state, and our cities. It incentivizes negative campaigning that further divides us, it limits voters’ choice by motivating parties to tell candidate hopefuls it’s “not their turn,” and it seats elected officials who have less than a majority of the vote.
Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a simple but powerful improvement. RCV lets you rank candidates 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on instead of being forced to choose just one. If your first choice can’t win, your vote automatically transfers to your second choice. Learn more about RCV.
Volunteer with Cal RCV and our coalition partners to bring RCV to our local elections in Carlsbad!