What does the ballot question do?
The Ranked Choice Voting ballot question simply provides voters with the option to rank candidates in the order they prefer them. Voters could rank as many or as few candidates as they want, or could choose just one candidate, like they do now.
The ballot question would give voters the option to rank candidates in state-run elections starting in 2022, including statewide Massachusetts elections (like Governor and Attorney General), local legislative offices (State Senate and State Representative), federal congressional offices (U.S. Senate and U.S. Representative), and county elections (like District Attorney and Sheriff).
The ballot question would not implement Ranked Choice Voting for presidential elections or local municipal elections, or for elections for county commissioner or regional district school committee member.