The Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center is producing reports and giving presentations on RCV best practices to help administrators across the country run RCV elections. This page serves as a clearinghouse of those reports and presentations. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions, comments, or feedback on these resources.
What is Ranked Choice Voting?
In May 2019, two staff members of the RCVRC and Board Chair Dr. Robert Montjoy presented at the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC) Conference held in Birmingham, Alabama. They provided attendees information on multiple aspects of ranked choice voting from a history of the method to the various ways RCV results are tabulated.
What is Election Administration?
RCVRC Policy Director, Chris Hughes, looks at all the moving parts that go into administering elections in the US, including how ranked choice voting interacts with election administration.
Elections Center Presentation
The RCV Resource Center's Director, Gary Bartlett, and University of New Orleans Professor Dr. Robert Montjoy gave a presentation on alternative voting methods at the Elections Center in August 2017. We are making the presentation available here for those interested.
The Ranked Choice Voting Compilation is a collection of best practices and sample documents, to help election administrators prepare for ranked choice voting elections. It is a living document, and will be regularly updated with new and updated resources as we collect or create them.
Implementation of RCV With Multiple Voting Systems
Most states in the United States have a number of different types of voting systems used for their elections. Some states have a number of different voting systems manufactured by different vendors. Others use one single vendor, but have different models of voting equipment from that vendor. This report outlines potential implementation models for states based on their voting system setup. Also available is a table outlining the current RCV capabilities of the voting systems available from the four largest voting system vendors: Dominion, Election Systems & Software, Hart InterCivic, and Unisyn.
Model RCV Implementation Plan
This model plan provides a broad map of the start-to-finish process of ranked choice voting, from the introduction of legislation to approve this voting method to the certification of election results. Designed as a living document, this model plan will develop as the use of RCV grows, technology expands, and more resources and information are gathered.