What is ranked choice voting?
Ranked choice voting (RCV) is a voting method used across the country that allows voters to rank their candidates in order of preference. RCV is a simple, yet powerful change we can make to give voters a stronger voice in our elections.
Instead of choosing just one candidate, voters rank candidates in order of choice — first, second, third, and so on. Voters earn the freedom to vote for the candidates they like the best, without fear of helping elect the candidate they like the least.
All first choices are counted and if a candidate has a majority, then they win. If no one has a majority, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and those voters have their ballot instantly count for their second choice. The process continues until a candidate receives a majority of votes.
This means more voices in our democracy and more choices for voters!
RCV is used in communities across the country as a means to empower voters and foster better elections. By implementing RCV in cities and counties across Colorado, we can give voters more choice and more voice in our elections.