Ranked choice voting (RCV) makes democracy more fair and functional. It works in a variety of contexts. It is a simple change that can have a big impact.
With ranked choice voting, voters rank candidates in order of preference. Candidates running in RCV elections do best when they attract a strong core of first-choice support while also reaching out for second, third, and later choices. When used as an “instant runoff” to elect a single candidate like a mayor or governor, RCV helps elect a candidate that better reflects the support of most voters. When used as a form of fair representation, voting to fill multiple seats for a city council, state legislature, or even Congress, RCV helps to more fairly represent the full spectrum of voters.
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