History of Ranked Choice Voting in the United States

Original air date: September 8, 2017

Interest in ranked choice voting has grown exponentially, but this voting method is not new to the elections scene. Its history dates back to the mid-1800s.

In this webinar hosted by the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center, learn more about the evolution of ranked choice voting (RCV) from Jack Santucci, a recent Georgetown University Ph.D. whose dissertation (and book project) explored the rise and fall of multi-winner ranked choice in 24 American cities, from 1915-62. Chris Hughes, FairVote's Staff Attorney, will also provide insight on RCV's history.

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Session Q&A Transcript

Featured Panelists

Jack Santucci, PhD, Author

Chris Hughes, RCVRC Policy Director