Becoming an advocate for voting reform is one of the best things you can do to help fix politics, but it’s not easy. This handbook is the first step towards creating a local organization to change the ballot where you live.
Existing Voting Reform Organizations
Find out if your state is a Home Rule state.
Which voting method?
There are many voting methods to choose from. Pick one and stick to it, and build alliances between organizations. The worst thing you can do for your organization is to be divisive.
The Center for Election Science recommends Approval Voting as one of the simpler forms of voting that’s compatible with most voting software. For more information on approval voting, look into https://approval.vote, or for a general comparison, see https://ncase.me/ballot
Organizing the Organization
You’ll want to create a 501©4 social welfare organization to give you access to tax benefits and to establish yourself as a serious organization within your community.
At the same time, fundraising will be a big initiative for you to get started.
Once you’ve established your organization and collected funds, you’ll want to begin the campaign drive.
Create a website. You can probably get some help from people on this forum. You’ll want three key things.
- A detailed and informative site about what you’re trying to do in your region.
- A mailing list where you can collect the information of interested peoples
- A way to collect donations.
Ballot Initiatives are the go-to method for voting reform.
For now this is only a beginning. Comments will be edited into this first post. Suggestions welcome.