Add your name to the growing list of people who support Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) because it's a powerful tool to ensure that elected bodies reflect the constituents they serve!
Higher numbers of women are getting elected in jurisdictions with Ranked Choice Voting because:
- RCV elections are more civil & issue-focused so more women run
- RCV elections reward strong grassroots campaigns that cost less so more women can run viable campaigns
- RCV elections allow multiple women to run in the same race without splitting the vote
- RCV elections maximizes voters' power to elect their preferred candidates
How it works: Ranked choice voting allows voters to rank as many candidates as they want in order of choice--first, second, third, and so on. All first choices are counted, and if a candidate has a majority, they win, just like any other election. However if nobody has a majority, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and those voters have their ballot instantly count for their next choice. This process continues until a candidate receives a majority of votes, and is declared the winner.