In local races, primaries have become expensive no-show elections in which qualified candidates get weeded out by a small number of voters before the November election. RCV provides our electoral process with a badly needed upgrade. It’s like a traditional runoff, but faster, simpler, and cheaper.
Best of all, RCV works. Minneapolis and St. Paul have demonstrated RCV's overwhelming success and its popularity with voters. It is a proven system used in numerous U.S. cities and in democracies around the world, including Ireland, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and London.
More than one hundred colleges and organizations use RCV across the country, including the Academy of Motion Pictures to elect Best Picture, by the Olympics to decide host cities, and by the American Political Science Association to elect their president.