Ranked Choice Voting Now!

March 1, 2024

The Forward, Libertarian, and Green Parties agree:  the people of Maryland deserve greater legitimacy and confidence in our electoral system. We have inherited our way of voting from the 1700s, and other systems exist that would better represent the voter diversity across Maryland.

The three parties, representing the political spectrum in Maryland, announce our joint support for electoral reform, including Ranked Choice Voting and Independent Redistricting Commissions and will jointly advocate for immediate legislation to effect their implementation throughout the State of Maryland.

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The three parties, along with various local election reform advocacy organizations, will work together at the city, county, and state levels to make some form of Ranked Choice Voting available throughout the State of Maryland.

We have also committed to compel the establishment of Independent Redistricting Commissions to draw district lines for future elections without partisan influence and in a way that ensures fair representation.

Election legitimacy is good for Marylanders, provides legitimacy for all political parties, and is frankly just simply more American.