We liked RCV before!
In 2007, the towns of Cary (Wake Co.) and Hendersonville (Henderson Co.) both piloted Ranked Choice Voting. Though the pilot program did not move forward due to limitations of the outdated voting equipment used at that time, voters overwhelmingly supported the adoption of RCV!
Per exit polling conducted by NC State University...
- 95% (Cary) and 86% (Hendersonville) thought RCV was easy to understand.
- Roughly 70% (Cary) and 63% (Hendersonville) chose to rank multiple candidates.
- 2/3 of respondents in both towns said they preferred ranked choice voting over the traditional voting method.
Despite their demographic differences, voters in these two towns shared a preference for Ranked Choice Voting once they got to use it. Ranked Choice Voting is far easier to implement today than it was back then, and voters across NC are calling for it.
It's time to make the wishes of the majority finally come true!
To bring Ranked Choice Voting to North Carolina, we need to show our legislators that RCV has wide public support.