“Ranked Choice Voting and Civility: New Evidence from American Cities”

New FairVote report, which begins:

Ranked choice voting (RCV) has been associated with a range of civic benefits, but in the context of the polarized politics of the United States its potential to promote civil and inclusive campaigns is especially promising. As the use of ranked choice voting has increased in the U.S. – including adoptions in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and the Bay Area in California – there is now more data available to test this idea in American elections. Highlights from two recent studies provide strong evidence that RCV has been embraced by voters and candidates alike, who see RCV as a means of reducing divisive politics and fostering more positive, inclusive, and informative campaigns.

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