According to FairVote, an electoral reform organization, ranked-choice voting is used in 25 cities across the country. It’s used for statewide elections in Maine, and in 2024, it will be the way residents of Alaska vote for the next U.S President.
Rob Richie with FairVote says there is a bipartisan push to adopt the new electoral system across the country. “Ranked-choice voting is about giving voters a back-up,” said Richie.
It allows voters the option to rank candidates in order of preference: one, two, three and so forth. If your vote cannot help your top choice win, your vote counts for your next choice.