| Walter Wuthmann | WBUR |

A new coalition of nonprofits and advocacy organizations is launching a campaign to implement ranked-choice voting in Boston municipal elections.

The move follows a failed 2020 ballot campaign to create a ranked-choice voting system in state elections. But data from that election show a majority of Boston voters, nearly 62%, approved of the approach that allows voters to indicate support for multiple candidates in order of preference.

This is not rocket science

“I think people are ready for this, this is not rocket science,” said MassVote Executive Director Cheryl Crawford, who is a co-chair of the Ranked Choice Boston campaign.

“The person that really, truly gets the most support is the person that actually gets elected,” Crawford said. “It eliminates that whole vote-splitting and spoiler problem that we’ve had in the past.”

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