Ranked Choice Voting for Illinois
with Ranked Choice Voting!
Ranked Choice Voting allows voters to rank the their choices, which leads to better representation. Places that use ranked choice voting elect more women and minorities to office.
In ranked choice voting, instead of choosing just one candidate, voters can rank their favorites in order of preference. To win, candidates need to win more than 50% of the votes. The candidate with the fewest first-choice votes is eliminated. If you voted for that candidate, your vote goes to your second choice automatically. The process repeats until a candidate wins a majority.
With ranked choice voting, voters are generally happy with the outcome, candidates run more positive campaigns, and more candidates of different backgrounds enter races.
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