Rank Choice Voting

As part of our commitment to defending Democracy, JCRC is advocating for the passage of the Rank Choice Voting (RCV) ballot initiative this November. RCV would give voters the ability to rank candidates for office in the order they prefer them. This simple change will give Massachusetts voters a stronger voice when we cast our ballots and ensure that our elected leaders have majority support. Ranked Choice Voting is an important step to empower and re-energize MA voters at this critical time in our democracy. We hope you will consider voting #Yeson2 this November.

Ranked Choice Voting allows voters to rank candidates on the ballot in order of preference: first, second, third, etc. If one candidate receives a majority (more than 50%) of the first-choice votes, they win! If not, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and those votes count instantly towards the next choice on each voter’s ballot. This process repeats in a series of rounds until one candidate has a majority.

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Read: One Clear Winner in Tuesday's Primary by Jeremy Burton

"While it may take a little longer to have a declared Democratic nominee in this race, there’s one clear winner that emerged even before they started counting the ballots Tuesday night: Ranked Choice Voting."

Here is a video demonstration of how Ranked Choice Voting works: