STAR Voting: a cutting edge proposal for our elections

from the Equal Vote Coalition


Simply give each candidate a five star rating.


Lets rise above the polarization and allow voters to show their full opinion!

You only need to vote once in November and those ballots are counted in a 2 step process:


First:   All the scores from all the ballots are totaled and the two highest scoring are finalists.

Second: If you had a preference, your ballot already shows which finalist you scored higher. The finalist preferred by more voters wins.

STAR Voting recently made the ballot in Lane County with a successful signature drive! On November 6th Lane County Voters will have the opportunity to make history and vote in STAR Voting by voting "Yes on 20-290". If passed, STAR would be implemented by 2020 for all county elections with a single November general election. 

We are also currently fundraising and building momentum for another ballot initiative to adopt STAR Voting for Multnomah County offices. The proposal will replace our antiquated "choose one only" system with a single November election with all the candidates on one ballot. STAR Voting breaks the polarization and allows us to give each candidate a score, showing our full honest opinion.

Revolutionizing democracy:

  • Honesty is the best strategy.

  • Accurately elects the candidate with the most support overall, no matter how many candidates are in the race.

  • No parties, candidates, or voters are excluded.

  • Every voter has an equally weighted vote and and equal say.

  • STAR Voting doesn’t play favorites or give anyone an unfair advantage.

  • Your vote always makes a difference. Even if your favorite can’t win your vote helps prevent your worst case scenario.

  • All the data from every ballot is taken into account - Unlike other alternative voting systems.