Single Winner RCV

Recommended by Robert’s Rules of Order for organizational elections conducted by mail, ranked choice voting (called “preferential voting” in Robert’s rules or "instant runoff voting") is used widely among organizations. Here is a partial list of such organizations, updated in March 2009. Organizations that use ranked choice voting for multi-seat elections are listed as "multi-winner." (If you know of additions, please send a note as well as a link to the organization to irv@fairvote.org)

Highlighted Uses of Instant Runoff Voting by Organizations and Corporations


Other Uses of Instant Runoff Voting by Organizations and Corporations

*The Heisman Trophy, NCAA polls, and various other sports awards use a form of ranked voting known as the Borda count, where each ranking is given a certain point value.
**Federal Reserve regional directors are elected by the Bucklin form of ranked voting where all second choices are added to the totals of all first choices.

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