Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked Choice Voting

WHAT IS RANKED CHOICE VOTING (RCV)?

RCV allows voters to rank candidates in order of their preference when marking their ballot.  It helps eliminate run-off elections. This saves time, money, and energy.

HOW ARE RANKED CHOICE VOTES COUNTED?

Step 1: If a candidate receives a majority (50%+1) of the first-choice votes cast for that office, that candidates will be elected.  However, if no candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes, an elimination process begins.

Step 2:  The candidate who received the fewest first-choice votes  is eliminated.  Next, each vote cast for that candidate will be transferred to the voter's second-ranked choice among the remaining candidates.  This elimination process will continue until one candidate receives a majority and is deemed the winner.

Additional information is available at Rank the Vote