Browse Day: March 1, 2016

How Does Ranked Voting Work?

Ranked choice voting allows you to rank candidates in your personal order of preference. If no candidate receives a majority of first-choice votes, the candidate with the fewest first-choice votes is eliminated. Those votes are then redistributed to the voters’ second choice, until a candidate has a majority of votes.

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Ranked choice voting (also known as instant runoff voting) is currently used in cities across the country, including Minneapolis, MN; Burlington, VT; Cary, NC; Oakland and San Francisco, CA; and Aspen, Colorado. It’s used by Arkansas, Louisiana, and South Carolina for overseas military voters.

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Ranked voting is endorsed by numerous organizations including the Larimer County League of Women Voters!