What is ranked choice voting (the instant runoff version)?
Ranked-choice voting allows voters to list candidates in order of preference. There are a few types of ranked choice voting, but we prefer the instant runoff version (or IRV).
Why is this important?
Ranked choice (IRV):
How does it work?
This video from Fair Vote explains the process in under three minutes:
This flow chart from InstantRunoff.com is also helpful:
Who uses this type of voting?
U.S. cities using instant runoff for citywide elections include:
In 2016, Maine voted to use it statewide, and will likely implement it June 2018. It will be used in the following state elections:
How can we get ranked choice (instant runoff) statewide in PA?
Come to our next meeting!