Where is RCV used?

Right here in California, for over a decade! RCV was overwhelmingly passed in the following California cities:

  • San Leandro (2000) (authorizes council to adopt RCV) 63.1% in favor; first used in 2010.
  • San Francisco (2002) 59.3% in favor; first used in 2004.
  • Berkeley (2004) (authorizes council to use RCV) 72.2% in favor; first used in 2010.
  • Oakland (2006) 68.8% in favor; first used in 2010.
  • Albany (2020) (authorizes use of multi-winner RCV) 73.3% in favor.
  • Eureka (2020) 61.1% in favor.
  • Palm Desert (2020) California Voting Rights Act (CVRA) Settlement (multi-winner RCV).

Outside of California, RCV is used statewide in Maine and Alaska, and in more than 50 U.S. counties and cities, with more adopting it every year. It is also used in countries around the world, such as Ireland and Australia.

See Where RCV Is Used for the most up-to-date list.