One of Democracy Rising's key program areas is providing the support and expertise needed to facilitate successful implementations of electoral reforms, one reform in particular is ranked choice voting. Below are several voter education resources.
When ranked choice voting is used to elect one seat, like a Mayor or Governor, a candidate must earn more than half of the votes to be elected. Below are videos that explain how ranked choice voting works when electing only one winner.
When ranked choice voting is used to elect more than one seat, like a school board or several at-large seats on a council or commission, it is a proportional system. That means voters get representation based on their share of the electorate. Below are videos that explain how ranked choice voting works when electing more than one winner.
With more jurisdictions around the country opting to implement ranked-choice voting, elections administrators and civic engagement groups need to effectively communicate about how to express their preferences with a new ballot design. More Equitable Democracy and Democracy Rising worked with partners in three states to conduct focus group research in multiple languages. The final reports detail findings about how immigrants view representative democracy, understand the process of ranking preferences, and how to produce engaging voter education materials.