America’s Election Day was Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
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Ranked Choice Voting
What is ranked choice voting?
Ranked choice voting (also called "instant runoff voting") is a simple change that can have a big impact. It makes democracy more fair and functional for everyone. With ranked choice voting, voters have 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.
If a candidate receives more than half of the first choices in a race, that candidate wins, just like in our present-day elections. However, if there is no majority winner after counting first choices, the race is decided by an "instant runoff." The candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and voters who picked that candidate as ‘number 1’ will have their votes count for their next choice. This process continues until there’s a majority winner or a candidate won with more than half of the vote.