| Alayna Alvarez | Axios |
Denver’s mayoral election has been whittled down from 16 candidates to just two, but not before leaving voters overwhelmed with choices. Now, some activists are pushing for a simpler way to conduct elections — ranked choice voting.
Ranked Choice Voting for Colorado, a grassroots advocacy group founded in 2017, announced Wednesday it formed a committee to advocate for the new voting system in the state’s largest city.
Easy, proven and fair
Denver’s current voting model is “outdated and confusing,” Templin said. But ranked choice voting has been shown to be “easy, proven and fair,” and is being adopted in hundreds of jurisdictions across the country, including in several cities in Colorado.
The Denver Deserves Democracy committee says the timeline for getting a question on the ballot is “flexible.”