The Impact of RCV Primaries - City Council

The Impact of the RCV Primaries - City Council

The ranked choice voting primaries helped reduce the effects of some of the systematic barriers women face, facilitating the historic win for women. Without worrying about "splitting votes" with other women in their race, they ran in record numbers in the primaries. Women composed 43.44% of all candidates in city council races that used ranked choice voting, and they received nearly 55% of the vote total. Women in city council races also received 63.4% of total support funding (funding that was not used for attack ads). Of the 31 women that won, 26 won in ranked choice voting primaries, reinforcing RepresentWomen's previous finding that women fare better in ranked choice elections.

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Below is a map with detailed information on the results of the primaries including who won and how many women ran. Hover over to see more.

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