Step 3: The Vote
After all the debating and deliberating is done, it’s time to make a decision. Our endorsement process will give equal weight to our grassroots membership and to our national leadership.
The Working Families Party National Committee — which includes representatives from WFP state chapters and local branches as well as national progressive and movement leaders — will comprise 50% of the total vote share.
Individual WFP members and grassroots supporters across the country will collectively make up the other 50% of the total vote share. The supporter vote will be held online over the course of several days. (We’ll schedule the vote after all the candidate interviews are complete.)
The endorsement vote will be conducted using ranked-choice voting.
Here’s how it will work: Everyone who votes will rank their candidate preferences from 1st to 6th. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the total vote on the first ballot, the bottom-ranked candidate will be eliminated and all votes re-allocated to each voter’s second choice. The process repeats until one candidate crosses the 50 percent threshold and wins.
Final Step: Endorse
Whoever wins will get a stamp of approval from one of the most effective progressive political organizations in the country. They’ll get the benefit of campaign muscle in key primary states, an army of passionate volunteers ready to oust Donald Trump and build an America that works for the many, not the few.
Once we make a decision together, WFP members can count on hearing from us about lots of ways to get involved.
Text WFP2020 to 738674 to join the Working Families Party and receive the latest updates on how you can get involved. And stay tuned for more details!