| Liz White | Daily Press, Opinion |

It seems like every day there are news stories about how our representative democracy is failing voters. There’s polarization, legislative gridlock and no incentive for lawmakers to come together to solve tough problems.

Exit polling from November’s midterms reflects this, with two-thirds of voters believing that American democracy is either “somewhat” or “very” threatened.

…elevate the voice of the voters.

Even in a time when the electorate is so divided, ranked-choice voting is one way to mitigate this cynicism and truly elevate the voice of the voters. It is a straightforward change to the ballot that enables a better voter experience, better campaigns and ultimately, better government.

Liz White is the executive director of UpVote Virginia, a nonpartisan democracy reform group dedicated to making our elections stronger and more equitable.

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