Learn how STAR Voting better represents the will of the people

California Primaries are coming up on March 5th. This year there are 22 candidates vying for Dianne Feinstein’s open Senate seat. Somehow, we are expected to pick only one!

In partnership with the awesome folks at the California chapter of STAR Voting, we are running a “mock election” using the STAR voting method. This method involves awarding each candidate 0-5 stars to express your relative enthusiasm. The two candidates who receive the most stars are then placed into an automatic runoff where everybody’s preference is taken into account. The result is a system that empowers voters to vote their conscience, levels the playing field, and elects more representative candidates. Learn more about how STAR Voting works here.

Vote in WEAll California’s “mock election” for California’s next senator! The “mock election” will close with the real polls on March 5th (The link says Feb 15 – this is an error! We’re working on it.). We plan to share the results alongside actual election data thereafter.


STAR Voting Learning Event

On Tuesday, February 27th at 5pm we are hosting a virtual Q&A.  There will be brief presentations on STAR voting and the current state of the election, but we mostly want to hear from YOU! Got questions about STAR voting? Want to discuss the candidates with like-minded Californian’s? Join us and our friends from STAR to learn and discuss:

Register For the Event Here


Additional Resources:

What is STAR voting? How does it work? Why is it better?

Who are the candidates? – Official Voter Information Guide

Voting methods comparison from Occupy Wall Street 2012

Voting methods comparison from Chicago Mayoral Election 2023

Approval Voting in the California Primary 2024