Snapshot of RCV in the U.S.

Current Snapshot of RCV Use in the United States

As of July 2021, over 9.3 million voting-age citizens live in U.S. jurisdictions that currently use RCV, or have adopted RCV and plan to implement it for their next round of elections.

Since 2004, when San Francisco first began using RCV to elect municipal offices, there have been 494 RCV elections across 26 jurisdictions, with over 20 million ranked choice ballots cast. The graph below depicts the number of contests in each jurisdiction that presently use RCV or which plan to implement RCV in their next elections. Electionsnoborder:none;allowfullscreen55018870

Of the 50 jurisdictions presently or imminently using RCV to elect offices:

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