When March 27, 2024 at 12:00pm 1 hr

Ranked-choice voting (RCV) is a simple upgrade to the way we vote.

RCV functions as an instant runoff. Voters don’t have to pick one candidate, they rank the entire field, in order of preference, without fear that this will hurt the chances of their favorite candidate.

Your vote stays in play until one candidate wins with a majority — more than 50% — of the vote. If used for New Jersey elections, RCV would bring more voices and choices into our political process and ensure outcomes that more accurately reflect the will of the voters.

RCV promotes majority support by reducing the "spoiler effect"

In our current system, candidates can win elections despite being the last choice of most voters. RCV guarantees the election of majority winners, whose support extends beyond a narrow base. RCV uses a series of “instant runoffs” to find a winner with a majority of votes in the final round (see our How It Works page for more details).

RCV minimizes strategic voting by encouraging voters to choose their true favorite, without settling

Join the Saint Peter's community for a rank-choice voting event. There will be a presentation about rank choice voting and an opportunity to see it in action. The group will try 5 types of cookies and vote on which one is the best using ranked-choice voting. Enjoy lunch, cookies, and an opportunity to see election reform in action.

Will you come?