Who Supports Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked choice voting is favored by many, including Barack Obama, John McCain, League of Women Voters, the Boston Globe, and over 88 Massachusetts senators and representatives.

Massachusetts Organizations

  • Alliance of Retired Americans MA Chapter
  • American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Massachusetts
  • Amplify Latinx
  • The Boston Globe
  • Cape Ann Local Action
  • Common Cause Massachusetts
  • Communication Workers of America (CWA) District 1
  • CWA Local 1400
  • Democratic Party of Massachusetts
  • Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
  • Election Reformers Network
  • Indivisible Massachusetts
  • League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
  • Libertarian Party of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts State UAW CAP Council
  • Mass Peace Action
  • MASSPIRG
  • MassVOTE
  • Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition 
  • National Association of Social Workers, MA Chapter (PACE)
  • New Democracy Coalition
  • New England Joint Board UNITE HERE
  • Our Revolution Massachusetts
  • Progressive Massachusetts
  • Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM)
  • The RoxVote Coalition
  • SEIU Local 888
  • Small Planet Institute
  • Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network
  • United Electrical Workers (UE) Northeast Region

Massachusetts Figures

  • Former Governor Deval Patrick
  • Former Governor Bill Weld
  • Former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger
  • Former Treasurer Steve Grossman
  • U.S. Representative (CD2) Jim McGovern
  • U.S. Representative (CD3) Lori Trahan
  • U.S. Representative (CD6) Seth Moulton
  • Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin
  • State Senator Michael Barrett
  • State Senator Will Brownsberger
  • State Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz
  • State Senator Jo Comerford
  • State Senator Cynthia Creem
  • State Senator Julian Cyr
  • State Senator Sal DiDomenico
  • State Senator Diana DiZoglio
  • State Senator Jamie Eldridge
  • State Senator Barry Finegold
  • State Senator Cindy Friedman
  • State Senator Anne Gobi
  • State Senator Adam Hinds
  • State Senator Pat Jehlen
  • State Senator Jason Lewis
  • State Senator Eric Lesser
  • State Senator Joan Lovely
  • State Senator Becca Rausch
  • State Representative James Arciero
  • State Representative Ruth Balser
  • State Representative Christine Barber
  • State Representative John Barrett
  • State Representative Jennifer Benson
  • State Representative Natalie Blais
  • State Representative Pete Capano
  • State Representative Dan Carey
  • State Representative Michelle Ciccolo
  • State Representative Mike Connolly
  • State Representative Edward Coppinger
  • State Representative Michael Day
  • State Representative Marjorie Decker
  • State Representative Mindy Domb
  • State Representative Dan Donahue
  • State Representative Michelle DuBois
  • State Representative Carolyn Dykema
  • State Representative Lori Ehrlich
  • State Representative Nika Elugardo
  • State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier
  • State Representative Dylan Fernandes
  • State Representative Sean Garballey
  • State Representative Carmine Gentile
  • State Representative Carlos Gonzalez
  • State Representative Kenneth Gordon
  • State Representative Tami Gouveia
  • State Representative James Hawkins
  • State Representative Stephen Hay
  • State Representative Jonathan Hecht
  • State Representative Natalie Higgins
  • State Representative Kate Hogan
  • State Representative Russell Holmes
  • State Representative Mary Keefe
  • State Representative Kay Khan
  • State Representative John Lawn
  • State Representative David LeBoeuf
  • State Representative Jack Lewis
  • State Representative Jay Livingstone
  • State Representative Adrian Madaro
  • State Representative Elizabeth Malia
  • State Representative Paul Mark
  • State Representative Paul McMurty
  • State Representative Christina Minicucci
  • State Representative Liz Miranda
  • State Representative Mathew Muratore
  • State Representative Brian Murray
  • State Representative Tram Nguyen
  • State Representative Sarah Peake
  • State Representative Smitty Pignatelli
  • State Representative Denise Provost
  • State Representative Dave Robertson
  • State Representative Maria Robinson
  • State Representative Dave Rogers
  • State Representative Lindsay Sabadosa
  • State Representative Jon Santiago
  • State Representative Alan Silvia
  • State Representative Tom Stanley
  • State Representative Jose Tosado
  • State Representative Steven Ultrino
  • State Representative Andy Vargas
  • State Representative Aaron Vega
  • State Representative John Velis
  • State Representative Tommy Vitolo
  • State Representative Bud Williams
  • State Representative Jonathan Zlotnik
  • Former State Senator Ken Donnelly
  • Former State Senator Jennifer Flanagan
  • Former State Senator Barbara L'Italien
  • Former State Representative Denise Andrews
  • Former State Representative Gailanne Cariddi
  • Former State Representative Steven D'Amico
  • Former State Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose
  • Former State Representative Paul Heroux
  • Former State Representative Jay Kaufman
  • Former State Representative Peter Kocot
  • Former State Representative Juana Matias
  • Former State Representative Matthew Patrick
  • Former State Representative George Ross
  • Former State Representative Byron Rushing
  • Former State Representative Tom Sannicandro
  • Former State Representative Carl Sciortino
  • Former State Representative Frank Smizik
  • Former State Representative Ellen Story
  • Former State Representative Benjamin Swan
  • Former State Representative Cleon Turner
  • Former State Representative Dan Winslow
  • Former State Representative Alice Wolf
  • Mayor Joseph Curtatone (Somerville)
  • City Councillor Jake Auchincloss (Newton)
  • City Councillor Jan Devereux (Cambridge)
  • City Councillor Nadeem Mazen (Cambridge)
  • City Councillor Lydia Edwards (Boston)
  • City Councillor Josh Zakim (Boston)
  • Alderman Lance Davis (Somerville)
  • Alderman Ben Ewen-Campen (Somerville)
  • Alderwoman Stephanie Hirsch (Somerville)
  • Selectman Joe Pato (Lexington)

National & State Organizations

  • ACLU of Southern California
  • Alaska Republican Party
  • Alliance for Democracy
  • Alliance to Defend Health Care (ADHC)
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • American Reform Party
  • Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC)
  • Banneker Center for Economic Justice
  • Brookings Institution: Opportunity 08 Project
  • California Democratic Party
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Citizens for Legitimate Government
  • Colorado Democratic Party
  • Common Cause
  • Democracy for America
  • FairVote
  • Green Party of the United States
  • JP Green House
  • League of Women Voters (eight other state chapters)
  • Libertarian Party
  • Maine Democratic Party
  • Minneapolis, MN DFL Party
  • National Association of State PIRGs
  • National Latino Congreso
  • New America Foundation Political Reform Program
  • Progressive Democrats of America
  • Represent.Us
  • Secure Green Future
  • Sierra Club & Sierra Student Coalition
  • Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project
  • Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE - Los Angeles)
  • Swing the Vote
  • Texans for Public Justice, Austin, TX
  • Unite America (formerly The Centrist Project)
  • U.S. PIRG
  • Voter March
  • William C. Velasquez Institute

National Figures

Newspapers and Media

  • Asheville Citizen-Times (NC)
  • Athens Banner-Herald (GA)
  • Bangor Daily News (ME)
  • Boston Globe (MA)
  • Bradenton Herald (FL)
  • Charlotte Observer (NC)
  • Corvallis Gazette-Times (OR)
  • Daily Californian (CA)
  • Detroit Free Press (MI)
  • The Economist
  • Fayetteville Observer (NC)
  • The Harvard Crimson (MA)
  • Juneau Empire (AK)
  • The Ledger (FL)
  • Michigan Daily (MI)
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune (MN)
  • Minnesota Daily (MN)
  • The Nation
  • The News Press (FL)
  • News Tribune (WA)
  • Newsweek
  • The New York Times
  • Oakland Tribune (CA)
  • Palm Beach Post
  • Pasadena Weekly (CA)
  • The Pelican Press (FL)
  • Peninsula Gateway (WA)
  • Sacramento Bee (CA)
  • San Jose Mercury News (CA)
  • Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA)
  • Seattle Times (WA)
  • St. Petersburg Times (FL)
  • Trenton Times (NJ)
  • USA Today
  • Vancouver Columbian (WA)
  • Washington Post (DC)
  • Wilmington Star News (NC)
  • Winston-Salem Journal (NC)