Ranked Choice Voting

We support ranked choice voting (RCV) pilot legislation that makes local elections for cities and counties better, faster and cheaper. RCV is a simple and easy improvement to the way we vote.

A simple and easy improvement for jurisdictions that want to try it. 

Ranked choice voting provides voters the option to rank candidates in order of preference. If a voter only wants to vote for a single candidate, they can still do that. If a candidate does not receive a majority of the votes, an instant runoff process is used and the election is decided as soon as a candidate reaches a majority of votes. 

A better process that makes elections faster and cheaper for jurisdictions who want it. 

Unite Virginia supports ranked choice voting pilot legislation that provides an opportunity for Virginia localities to implement RCV for local elections.