Raise our Voices, Rank our Choices

Ranked choice voting is a way for us, as voters, to show our support for multiple candidates on our ballots. Ranked choice voting gives us greater choice and a stronger voice in who represents us.

WHAT IS RANKED CHOICE VOTING?

Right now, candidates can win an election without earning a majority of votes. In ranked choice voting, the candidate who reflects the views of the widest number of voters wins. Even in crowded fields, similar candidates can compete without splitting votes. Whether Republican, Democrat, independent or third-party, voters never have to worry about the “spoiler effect.”

WHO USES IT?

As of June 2021, 22 jurisdictions used ranked choice voting in their most recent election and 53 jurisdictions expect to use it in their next election or the one following.

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ABOUT

Ranked Choice Voting Maryland (RCV Maryland) is a non-partisan, grassroots coalition seeking to build a more effective, representative democracy through ranked choice voting elections. We are a collective of activists and supporting organizations seeking to modernize Maryland’s voting systems at the city, county, and state level. RCV Maryland formed to galvanize public and political support for better voting methods after a history of crowded primaries, a lack of fair representation, and low plurality winners.

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