Approval voting allows for candidates to speak their minds, and for voters to vote theirs. 

  • Minor party, less polarizing, and candidates with new ideas can feel encouraged to run, since they don’t have to worry about becoming a “spoiler.” 
  • They can receive a more accurate reflection of how many people support them, as people can vote for a third party AND a major party candidate.
  • Having an accurate reflection of support can help third parties build momentum for future elections and influence current policy conversations.