Webinar Series

The Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center launched its RCV webinar series on May 31. On this page, you can find links to videos and resources for each of our past webinars. We'd love to hear from you if you have questions or comments about any of our webinars, or suggestions for future webinars. Email us at info@rankedchoicevoting.org or visit our Contact Us page to get in touch.

Webinars

 

Introduction to the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center & RCVRC Compilation

A brief webinar introducing our team, our website, and our Compilation of Ranked Choice Voting Resources and Model Practices.

Recording (37 Minutes)

Download the Compilation to follow along with the webinar. 

ABCs of RCV

In this webinar, participants will learn why jurisdictions have adopted ranked choice voting (RCV), and election officials will learn about administering an RCV election, including tips on voter and community outreach techniques.

Recording (41 Minutes)

ABCs of RCV Post-Webinar Questions and Answers

History of Ranked Choice Voting in the United States

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, 1915-62. Chris Hughes, FairVote's Staff Attorney, will also provide insight on RCV's history.

Recording (47 minutes, including Q&A)

History of Ranked Choice Voting in the United States Questions and Answers

Usability Webinar 1: Designing Ballots for RCV

The Center for Civic Design partnered with the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center and FairVote last year to conduct the first phase of a usability study regarding ranked choice voting. This webinar explores RCV ballot designs.

Recording (48 minutes, including Q&A)

Designing Ballots for RCV Questions and Answers

Handout: RCV Design Principles and Guidelines Report

Usability Webinar 2: Voting Systems Capability and RCV

In this webinar, the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center outlines the RCV capability of voting systems in the U.S. and relates capability to the ballot designs presented in the previous webinar presented by the Center for Civic Design.

Recording (49 minutes, including Q&A)

Voting Systems Capability and RCV Questions and Answers

Handouts: Implementing RCV Statewide Memo and Table of RCV Voting System Capability

Usability Webinar 3: Designing Voter Education & Results Presentation for RCV

The Center for Civic Design partnered with the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center and FairVote last year to conduct the first phase of a usability study regarding ranked choice voting. This webinar explores best practices for presenting voter education information and RCV election results.

Recording (45 minutes, including Q&A)

Designing Voter Education and Results Presentation for RCV Questions and Answers

Handout: RCV Design Principles and Guidelines Report

RCV Legislation

This webinar focuses on recent and upcoming legislation to approve RCV, sample language for adopting RCV, and the approval process for RCV. Listeners interested in getting involved with efforts to approve RCV should contact Grace Ramsey, the Deputy Director of Outreach and Advocacy at FairVote. Her email address is gramsey@fairvote.org. 

Recording (46 minutes, including Q&A)

RCV Legislation Questions and Answers (links to handouts available in Q&A document)

Understanding Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked choice voting can be used as a voting method in single winner or multiple winner elections. Previous webinars focused primarily on single-winner ranked choice voting, often referred to as instant runoff voting. This webinar explores multi-winner ranked choice voting, also known as the single transferable vote. 

Recording (49 minutes, including Q&A)

Understanding Multi-Winner RCV Questions and Answers (links to handouts available in Q&A document)

Auditing Ranked Choice Voting

Auditing of elections has received considerable attention recently. In this webinar, we take an introductory look at the various types of post-election audits and how these can be applied to ranked choice voting. 

Recording (51 minutes, including Q&A)

Auditing Ranked Choice Voting Questions and Answers (links to handouts available in Q&A document)