Ranked choice voting would help level the playing field for third-party and independent candidates. It would enable voters to vote for their true first choice, without the concern that doing so might tilt the election to the major party candidate they hate the most. There is nothing more frustrating for a third party candidate than to be told, “I’d vote for you if I thought you could win.” Ranked choice voting eliminates that obstacle. It should be implemented at both the Federal level and state level. Given that the largest number of voters are registered as Unaffiliated, and dissatisfaction with the two old parties is at an all time high, the time is now.