What is Approval Voting?
Approval Voting allows voters to better express their preferences.
Plurality Voting limits voter expression to only one candidate or ideal.
Approval Voting can also be used to simplify multiple seat races, as voters can vote for as many candidates as they choose.
Many voters are already familiar with the concept of being able to pick multiple candidates to fill seats on a board or commission. Such as at-large positions on school boards; city councils; county and district boards.
The candidates with the highest number of votes would fill the elected offices in a multi-seat at-large race.
For Local Government Concern:
In some municipalities and special districts, bylaws permit the other board members to appoint a voter to the vacant seat until an election is deemed necessary.
The use of Approval Voting in the prior election may steer such an appointment in a transparent method.
Colorado’s newest party is seeking citizens of the state to register to vote as Approval Voting Party members.
The Approval Voting Party has been established in Colorado. As a Qualified Political Organization we lack the ability to nominate candidates for the ballot until we achieve one-thousand registered voter members. The state reported 648 registered members at the end of April 2019 and the party was founded earlier this year.
On June 2nd of 2019 the first statewide convention was held in Denver.