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Ranked Choice Voting

Show your support for better elections

Single-choice voting is breaking our country, our state, and our cities. It incentivizes negative campaigning that further divides us, reduces representation with low-turnout primaries and runoffs, and costs taxpayers millions in unnecessary election costs. 

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a simple but powerful improvement. RCV lets you rank candidates 1st, 2nd, 3rd and so on instead of being forced to choose just one. If your first choice can’t win, your vote automatically transfers to your second choice.


RCV makes campaigns more positive because candidates look for common ground with their opponents instead of mudslinging.


RCV makes our government more representative. More women, people of color, and 3rd party candidates run and win in RCV elections.

Decreases Cost

Using RCV, we can consolidate two elections into one, which saves taxpayer money and increases voter participation.

RCV by the Numbers


as likely to say campaigns were a lot less negative than other recent contests.

Voters surveyed in RCV cities were nearly


RCV increases meaningful voter participation by making the general election the one that actually decides the winner, when

as many Californians participate compared to primaries.

San Francisco taxpayers save


every election year by using RCV instead of multiple low-turnout elections.

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Our Strategy to Win

Cal RCV aims for more choice, diversity, and less divisiveness in government at all levels. Our pragmatic approach involves first introducing Ranked Choice Voting for local elections, expanding to statewide, and ultimately building support for national adoption.

Cities & Counties

With 27 wins in a row, it's proven that when voters are given a choice, they want Ranked Choice Voting. Cal RCV volunteers are working in communities around the state to get RCV passed. Sign up as a volunteer to find out how to bring RCV to your city!


With increasing usage of Ranked Choice Voting in local elections, awareness and support continue to grow. Cal RCV will introduce a statewide ballot measure for federal and state-level offices in an upcoming election cycle.


With the largest state enjoying the benefits of Ranked Choice Voting, support for federal legislation such as the Fair Representation Act will grow, leading to more fair and inclusive representation, no more gerrymandering, and reduced polarization nationwide.

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Support for RCV

Portrait of Barbara Lee
"I represent 3 cities that have been using RCV successfully for years and I can tell you that it works because it gives people confidence that their vote matters... Our entire democratic system depends on it."

Barbara Lee, U.S. Congresswoman

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