- Ranked Choice Voting
- Details about Ranked Choice Voting
- Data on Ranked Choice Voting
- Snapshot of RCV in the U.S.
Snapshot of RCV in the U.S.
Current Snapshot of RCV Use in the United States
Almost 10 million voting-age citizens live in U.S. jurisdictions that use RCV or plan to in upcoming elections. In 2004, San Francisco adopted RCV for municipal elections. Since then, 26 cities have held some 500 RCV elections, with more than 20 million ranked choice ballots cast. See how RCV has been adopted across the country below!
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Of the 50 places that use it or are about to use RCV in elections:
Thirty-three (including Alaska and Maine) exclusively use or will use single-winner RCV (aka instant runoff voting) in all federal elections.
Four exclusively use or will use proportional RCV (aka multi-winner RCV or single transferable vote) in city council and/or school board elections: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Eastpointe, Michigan, Arden, Delaware, and Albany, California.
Three use some combination of single-winner and proportional RCV: Minneapolis; Palm Desert, California; and Amherst, Massachusetts.
- Ten use a combination of single-winner RCV and a multi-winner method called sequential RCV: Portland, Maine, and nine cities in Utah.