Myth: Ranked choice voting is confusing for voters

Answer

Fact: Ranked choice voting is simple.

The assertion that RCV is confusing is insulting to voters.

When surveyed 92%[1] of Minneapolis voters found RCV to be “simple” and when looking at their 2017 election, which used RCV, there was a 99.96% valid ballot rate[2]! If RCV was as confusing as detractors like to say, this would be a much smaller number.

 

 

Here is an example of what a ranked choice ballot could look like.