RFI in the News

Ald. Matt Martin pushes for a hearing on ranked-choice voting in Chicago

Ald. Matt Martin (47th) introduced a resolution in the Chicago City Council to hold a hearing on ranked-choice voting, and RFI ED Alisa Kaplan was interviewed by Block Club Chicago about RFI’s support for RCV.

“Because women, people of color are often considered less conventionally winning candidates, they might be more outsider candidates, or they might start out with less political connections or less money, that people might not see them as automatic front runners,” Kaplan said. “And with rank[ed] choice voting … they have more freedom to still express their preferences for a candidate like that, because they won’t be worried that ‘Well, if that candidate doesn’t win, my vote is wasted.’”

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