What is Ranked Choice Voting?

Updated: Dec 14, 2021

Simply stated, you rank each candidate in order of preference instead of voting for one person. Keep reading to know the details!




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Ranked choice voting (RCV), is when you rank each candidate in order of preference instead of voting for one person. If a candidate earns over 50% of the voters’ first choice, then that candidate is the winner. If no candidate receives over 50% of the first choice votes, then the candidate with the least amount of votes is eliminated. The voters who chose the eliminated candidate as their top choice, have their second choice become their top choice. This process continues till a candidate receives over 50% of the votes.


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