Ranked choice voting or instant runoff voting ensures that the candidate that wins an election wins the majority of the vote. Voters will use ranked choice voting this fall in several exciting races: wide-open elections for mayor in San Francisco (CA) and Portland (ME); the presidential race in Ireland; and for other city races in the U.S., including St. Paul (MN). New voter education initiatives are helping show how easy ranked choice voting is for voters, and there have been excellent media stories.
- Caleb Kleppner explains how ranked choice votes are counted in Portland, ME
- Local newspaper in Portland discusses RCV
- Article from San Francsico has a breakdown of some of the 16 mayoral candidates running
- Check out this video of Portland election administrator Bud Philbrick explaining RCV
- Voters in St. Paul, Minesota can go to this page for RCV resources
- The Irish presidential election also uses RCV
Other FairVote RCV Resources