Ranked Choice Voting for Texas is incorporated as a Texas domestic nonprofit organization. We have a 501c3 organization for our voter education efforts and a 501c4 organization for our legislative advocacy work. We are building a supporter network for ranked choice voting (RCV) in Texas so that enabling legislation can be passed in the Texas State Legislature.
In 2021 during the 87th Legislative Session, RCV for Texas advocated for several bills that sought to:
- Allow RCV as a county option for nonpartisan county, municipal, and school district elections (SB537, HB 2457).
- Enable military and overseas voters to use RCV so their right to vote is not affected by delays in receiving ballots for runoff elections (HB740).
- Adopt RCV to help sort through multiple candidates in primary elections (text of Texas House Bill 117).
To support this legislative agenda, many supporters joined our grassroots letter writing campaign. HB740 for use of RCV by military and overseas voters was the only one of the three bills that received a hearing. It was reported out favorably by the House Committee on Elections and passed the full House on a bipartisan basis. Unfortunately it was referred to the Senate late in the session and did not receive a hearing.