Here are two of our favorite videos that explain how RCV works.
This video is about Georgia in 2018 but does a great job describing the benefits of RCV which are applicable to Texas today:
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Rank the Vote is a 501(c)(3) organization with a vision that the national adoption of ranked choice voting could create a political and social culture with elections based on a competition of the best ideas rather than scorched-earth politics, and a government that is truly accountable to “we the people”. Ranked choice voting forces politicians to campaign on the issues, rather than pandering to a voter bloc on soundbites. The mission of Rank the Vote is simple: help everyday people build robust movements for ranked choice voting in their own states.
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