Resources

Explainer Video

Here are two of our favorite videos that explain how RCV works.

What is Ranked Choice Voting?’ 

 

‘How does ranked-choice voting work?’ by Minnesota Public Radio News

Podcasts

Here is an entertaining Radiolab podcast that describes how Ranked Choice Voting worked in a 2018 Dublin City Council election.

The Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center has an inventory of RCV Resource Center podcasts that cover various RCV topics primarily targeting election administrators, such as how the State of Maine educated voters for their first-ever ranked-choice voting elections in 2018 and the importance of risk-limiting audits of RCV.

Data on cost of runoff elections

The humble pie chart | ONS Digital

Cost of General Election in Harris County in 2019 - Actual vs. Restated with RCV

Cost of Texas Primary Elections in 2018 - Actual vs. Restated with RCV

Aggregate and Cost per Voter of Texas Primary Elections in 2018 - Actual vs. Restated with RCV

Cost per Voter by Party of Texas Primary Elections in 2018 - Actual vs. Restated with RCV

 

Rankit

RankIt

RankIt is a tool anyone can use to conduct an election using RCV. You can try it for fun by asking your friends to, for example, rank their favorite dessert.  More seriously, you can tell us what you think is the most important benefits of Ranked Choice Voting.

Letter to the Editor Guide

Writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper or other media is a great way to help spread the word about Ranked Choice Voting.  Here is FairVote's guide to help you write a Letter to the Editor.

Other RCV organizations

FairVote

FairVote is a nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans. Since 1992, it has worked to win electoral reforms at the local, state, and national level through strategic research, communications and collaboration. Today they are the driving force behind advancing ranked choice voting and fair representation in multi-winner legislative districts that will open up our elections to better choices, fairer representation and more civil campaigns. 

The Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center provides a compilation of best practices and first-hand experiences from jurisdictions that have used this method of voting. Their website provides a particularly good resource for election administrators, policy makers, and candidates but is also helpful for voters.

As our name says, Ranked Choice Voting for Texas exists to advocate for the adoption of RCV by Texas. In the long term, we hope to be able to use it for local, state and federal elections.  There are comparable organizations located throughout the United States which you can find by searching on the internet or checking out the list on the FairVote website. If you do not find an organization where you are located, contact FairVote and let them know of your interest.

Printable flyer

Download and share a brief description of what RCV is, its benefits, and how you can help bring RCV to Texas.