Why Ranked Choice Voting / Instant Runoff Voting?
Ranked choice voting, also known as instant runoff voting, promotes healthier competition, fair elections, and more positive campaigns while also saving money by eliminating the need for runoff elections.
By eliminating the need for separate runoff elections, ranked choice voting saves time, money, and energy.
Ranked choice voting opens the way for more candidates to run in general elections, increasing competition.
Democracy is strongest when more voices are heard. Too often, candidates win elections despite being opposed by most voters. Ranked choice voting promotes majority support and makes voters feel our vote matters.
Candidates are more likely to run civil campaigns when second and third choice votes are at stake.
Learn more about ranked choice voting:
- What is RCV? How does it work?
- Why use RCV?
- The history and usage of RCV
- Media and other resources
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ)