HINT: it's the voting system. Ranked Choice Voting is the solution.

THE PROBLEM

Our voting system is tearing us apart.

It prevents us from working together to tackle the real challenges our communities face.

GRIDLOCK

Year after year, gridlock in statehouses and in Washington gets worse. Our communities fight for crucial legislation, and it goes nowhere.

POLARIZATION

From the dinner table to the national news, we feel fractured. And it seems like many of our elected officials are only fighting for one team, not the district. Rather than find middle ground, politicians pander to the fringes. 

NEGATIVITY

Because voters can only choose one candidate, politicians do everything they can to attack their opponent in order to win votes. Going low has become the norm. 

GRIDLOCK

Year after year, gridlock in statehouses and in Washington gets worse. Our communities fight for crucial legislation, and it goes nowhere.

POLARIZATION

From the dinner table to the national news, we feel fractured. And it seems like many of our elected officials are only fighting for one team, not the district. Rather than find middle ground, politicians pander to the fringes. 

NEGATIVITY

Because voters can only choose one candidate, politicians do everything they can to attack their opponent in order to win votes. Going low has become the norm. 
Americans are experiencing record levels of frustration. Most eligible voters don’t go to the polls. We are more divided than ever. The good news: there is a simple change we can make that would help to bring Americans together again.

THE SOLUTION

Ranked Choice Voting gives a strong voice to all voters in our elections, and ensures candidates with the broadest support get to govern.

No more “hold your nose” votes. Ranked Choice Voting is a simple change that gives voters the option to rank candidates for office in the order they prefer them: 1, 2, 3. 

 More Expression 

As a voter, Ranked Choice Voting allows you to express your full range of views on the ballot — not just one. You can vote for your true favorite, and you can compromise with your backup rankings.

 Less Divisiveness 

By allowing voters to rank candidates in the order they like them, Ranked Choice voting helps consolidate, rather than divide, competing factions. Candidates need the support of the broadest possible coalition of their constituents — not just a vocal minority.

 More Positivity 

Ranked Choice Voting encourages positive campaigns. Candidates need to earn the 2nd and 3rd choice votes of their opponent’s supporters by appealing to what they have in common. With Ranked Choice Voting, politicians are rewarded for campaigning on issues and showing compromise, not for tearing down the other side. 

LET'S COME TOGETHER

Ranked Choice Voting is the one simple change we need to get America back on track. 

Join the movement to help make it happen.

Voters across America already rank their ballots

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Voters live in RCV communities.

28

States include at least one jurisdiction that uses RCV.

425

Elections have used RCV since 2004.
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Burlington, VT
Benton County, OR
San Fransisco, CA
Oakland, CA
San Leandro, CA
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Palm Desert, CA
Carbondale, CO
Basalt, CO
Telluride, CO
Santa Fe, NM
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Minneapolis, MN
St. Paul, MN
St. Louis Park, MN
Memphis, TN
Eastpointe, MI
Takoma, MD
Cambridge, MA
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New York City, NY
Albany, CA
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Boulder, CO
Arden, DE
Sarasota, FL
Portland, ME
Ferndale, MI
Bloomington, MN
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24 cities and towns in Utah: Bluffdale, Cottonwood Heights, Draper, Elk Ridge, Genola, Goshen, Heber, Lehi, Magna, Midvale, Millcreek, Moab, Newton, Nibley, Payson, River Heights, Riverton, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Salt Lake, Springville, Vineyard, and Woodland Hills
Burlington, VT

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Voters live in RCV communities.

27

States include at least one jurisdiction that uses RCV.

425

Elections have used RCV since 2004.
LEARN MOREFIND MY STATE MOVEMENT

We have a plan to bring Ranked Choice Voting to all 50 states.

OUR PROGRESS

Rank the Vote is organizing everywhere to unite America.

We are building a national movement to ensure that every voter has the option to rank their ballot.

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OUR PROGRESS

Rank the Vote is organizing everywhere to unite America.

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July 14, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting Allows You to Vote for Who You Really Want, Not Just Who is ‘Electable’

By Ed Stanford Every time an election rolls around, whether it’s a primary or a general election, voters need to answer two questions: Who do I think will do the…
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July 8, 2021

There’s Some Confusion Around the NYC Election Results, But Don’t Blame Ranked Choice Voting

By Sara Gifford  Ultimately, New Yorkers and anyone else watching this race want to know what is taking so long to report results. Steve says: There are three main factors…
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July 7, 2021

Several States already allow Military and Overseas Voters to use a Ranked Choice Ballot. Here’s what we Can Learn from That

By Brandon Weaver  When it comes to ranked choice voting (RCV), Maine and Alaska typically hog the limelight. Maine was the first state to use RCV in a presidential election and Alaska…
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June 28, 2021

The Votes are in, and the Winner of the NYC Mayoral Election: Ranked Choice Voting

By Nathan Lockwood  The movement to bring ranked choice voting to all American elections received a major boost last week. Last Tuesday, New York City held its first ranked choice…
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June 23, 2021

Want to Simulate Ranked Choice Voting in any given Election? There’s an App for that

By Sara Gifford  The founders of ActiVote realized a few years ago that the US elections are not really working for many of the 250 million eligible voters throughout the…
Blog
June 12, 2021

If Americans Don’t Get Better Political Candidates, They Might Stop Showing up to Vote Altogether

By Dan Sally  The midterm elections in 2010 marked the first time in almost 20 years self-identified independents outnumbered those affiliated with either of America’s two major parties. Since then, that number…
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July 12, 2021

Iowa could atone for caucus snafus with ranked choice voting

| Adam Sullivan ∙ The Iowa Gazette | Ranked choice voting is sometimes criticized as too complicated. Compared to what? Iowa was the subject of global ridicule 18 months ago…
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July 10, 2021

Judge to hear case challenging ranked-choice election initiative approved by Alaska voters

| Becky Bohrer ∙ Associated Press | A state judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved initiative that would end party…
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July 10, 2021

New York’s Mayoral Race Shows that Ranked Choice Voting Works—Even With Snafus

| Kevin Kosar ∙ TIME | After an embarrassing administrative gaff, a few zany candidates, and nationwide anticipation, New York Citys final vote tally for the mayoral primaries is in.…
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July 9, 2021

Sorry, haters: Ranked-choice voting produced the most diverse city council in NYC history

| Amanda Litman ∙ salon | It's an election of firsts. While we don't yet have the certified results, it's clear from preliminary numbers that when New York's next city…
News
July 7, 2021

Philly Should Explore Ranked Choice Voting

| Kyle Sammin ∙ Philadelphia Weekly | If you’ve been paying attention to New York’s mayoral primary, you will have noticed that it’s a mess. The first reaction by Philadelphians…
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April 2, 2021

Salt Lake City Council Discusses Whether to Participate in Ranked Choice Voting Pilot Program

| Marina McNairy ∙ The Salt Lake Tribune | The Salt Lake City Council is expected to take another look at ranked choice voting in April after Governor Cox and…