Memphis voters decided to implement Instant Runoff Voting, also known as Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in 2008. Over 70% of Memphis voters supported RCV, which makes voting easier, faster, and more accessible.
But the electoral reform measure was never implemented because elected politicians dragged their feet to implement the electoral reform.
Ten years later, the Memphis City Council put three referendum questions on the November ballot. These three questions, crafted by the City Council members, were designed to:
- Repeal IRV/RCV
- Extend term-limits
- Eliminate runoff elections completely
The voters decidedly voted to keep RCV, term-limits and runoff elections. Now the time has come the time for the largest voter education movement Memphis has ever witnessed.
And it can’t be done with your help.