RCV allows voters to rank candidates in order of their preference when marking their ballot. It helps eliminate run-off elections. This saves time, money, and energy.
HOW ARE RANKED CHOICE VOTES COUNTED?
Step 1: If a candidate receives a majority (50%+1) of the first-choice votes cast for that office, that candidates will be elected. However, if no candidate receives a majority of the first-choice votes, an elimination process begins.
Step 2: The candidate who received the fewest first-choice votes is eliminated. Next, each vote cast for that candidate will be transferred to the voter's second-ranked choice among the remaining candidates. This elimination process will continue until one candidate receives a majority and is deemed the winner.