What is ranked choice voting?

  • Ranked Choice Voting is a method of voting in which voters rank candidates on the ballot in order of preference – first, second, third, and so on.
  • Voters can cast their vote for the candidate they truly prefer knowing that if that candidate doesn’t get enough votes to have a chance to win, their ballot will still count for their next choice.
  • RCV is proven in major elections around the county. It’s simple voting method that gives voters more choice by eliminating the spoiler effect and leveling the playing field for all candidates.
  • RCV is sometimes referred to as Single Transferable Vote in a multi-winner election or Instant Runoff.