Myth: Ranked choice voting lets you vote more than once


Fact: With ranked choice voting you still only get one vote; you just get more say in who gets that vote.

Ranked choice voting still only allows everyone to vote just once, whether you rank your choices or simply vote for one person. In many of today’s elections, someone’s vote might not even count if there are more than two options and they select the least popular choice. This forces voters to ‘vote strategically’ rather than for who they support. RCV simply allows a voter to choose how their vote gets cast by ranking in order of preference who they wish to vote for so that they do not have to worry about strategy or wasting their vote.