Ranked choice vot­ing could be on the bal­lot for DC come Novem­ber

Ranked choice voting could be on the ballot for DC come November

Wash­ing­ton, D.C. vot­ers will get the oppor­tu­ni­ty in Novem­ber to choose whether or not they want to imple­ment a ranked choice vot­ing ini­tia­tive. 
The bal­lot mea­sure, also known as Ini­tia­tive 83, was pro­posed by an orga­ni­za­tion called Make All Votes Count and spear­head­ed by Lisa D.T. Rice, an advi­so­ry neigh­bor­hood com­mis­sion­er from Ward 7.
The ini­tia­tive seeks to allow inde­pen­dent vot­ers to par­tic­i­pate in par­ty pri­maries and gives vot­ers the abil­i­ty to choose a pre­ferred can­di­date first, and if they don’t win, vot­ers can choose their next favorite until one can­di­date can secure more than half of the votes. 
“We deserve a bet­ter sys­tem,” Rice told the Eagle. “Our cur­rent sys­tem con­sis­tent­ly ben­e­fits entrenched politi­cians with deep pock­ets; very much not serv­ing t …