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Learn About Cal RCV

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We are a diverse, nonpartisan group of reformers that believes upgrading our elections with Ranked Choice Voting is one of the most effective things We The People can do to address many of the seemingly intractable problems we face.

As the biggest and most diverse state in the U.S. and an economic powerhouse, California is teeming with opportunity and potential. It is also faced with some incredible challenges, from drought and wildfires to recurring budget shortfalls, from people living in poverty to an affordability crisis that impacts nearly everyone.


To solve these challenges, we need a more effective and more representative government at the local, state, and federal levels. Adopting Ranked Choice Voting across California will help make that happen.

Our North Star Goal

Get Ranked Choice Voting passed for all California statewide elections, including:

  • Assembly and Senate

  • Executive Offices (Governor, etc.)

  • Federal Offices (House, Senate, and President)


A California where all residents feel represented and heard.


To expand the use of Ranked Choice Voting to all Californians to ensure we have a greater voice in our democracy.


Our Structure

Founded in 2021, Cal RCV operates through two affiliated non-profit public benefit corporations: the California RCV Institute Inc, a 501(c)(3), and the California RCV Coalition Inc, a 501(c)(4).


The Cal RCV Institute's 501(c)(3) designation lets it use tax-deductible contributions to carry out our educational goals.


The Cal RCV Coalition's 501(c)(4) designation allows it to advocate for legislation and influence the decisions of our elected leaders through lobbying. The Coalition is also registered as a recipient committee with the California Fair Political Practices Commission (ID# 1457117), allowing us to fundraise and run campaigns for RCV ballot measures across the state.  Contributions made to the California RCV Coalition are not tax-deductible but allow us to do more to get RCV adopted.

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