- Ranked Choice Voting
- Kansas RCV 2020
Kansas RCV 2020
Voter turnout was three and a half times the turnout from the 2016 caucuses, with nearly 147,000 ballots cast in the Democratic primary compared to 39,230 cast in 2016.
- After the first round, Joe Biden won 70% of the vote, Bernie Sanders had won 18.1% of the vote, Elizabeth Warren had won 7.8% of the vote, Tulsi Gabbard had won 1.1% of the vote, and 3.0% were uncommitted. By the end of the last round, Joe Biden won 76.9% of the vote and Bernie Sanders won 23.1% of the vote.
- 17,489 ballots listed candidates other than Biden or Sanders as their first choice, but nearly all of them helped make a choice between which candidate should gain delegates at this year’s convention.
- Kansas Democrats handled their first use of RCV very well, with more than 99.8% of ballots indicating a candidate or uncommitted counting as a valid first choice.
Voters handled the Kansas Democratic primary very consistently compared to Wyoming and Alaska, two other states to implement ranked choice voting this year. A visualization of these comparisons can be seen here and will be updated with data from Kansas today.
In 2020, the Kansas Democratic Party used ranked choice voting to determine how many delegates each Presidential candidate will get.
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With ranked choice voting (RCV), you can rank between 1 and 5 candidates in order of preference. You don’t have to worry about “wasting” your vote, especially in a crowded race. If your favorite candidate has limited support, your vote will still count for your next choice.
You can vote by mail from March 30 until May 2. To learn more, go to KansasDems.org.
Curious about Ranked Choice Voting? Learn more today!
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Note: The Kansas Republican Party will not hold a 2020 presidential primary. For more info visit Kansas.gop