Thank you for helping to get HB1103 and HB506 through Senate Finance Committee yesterday! Due to the bill sponsors' finesse and support from collaborators and enthusiasts around the Commonwealth, our favored bills have made it to the Senate floor!
You can watch the February 25th Finance Committee archived feed here Move the player forward to minute 19:48 for Delegate Hudson's HB1103 and toward the end at 1:56:30 for Delegate Hope's Arlington-specific HB506.
If you haven't yet contacted your Senator, please do so TODAY! Find out who represents you here: https://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/
Use this sample script for contacting your representatives:
"Dear Senator _________,
I am your constituent living at _______________. I support HB1103 which is a local pilot for ranked choice voting (RCV) which will make local elections better, faster, and cheaper in jurisdictions that want to use it. I ask that you vote in support of this bill on the Senate floor.
This bill gives localities the option to pilot ranked choice voting for their local governing body with no anticipated fiscal impact to the state budget. Most localities already have the equipment capable for RCV. Finally, places that already have RCV have seen higher turnout, cleaner campaigning, and greater engagement from diverse candidates and voters.