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Ranked Choice Voting

What is Ranked Choice Voting? 

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is an electoral system in which voters rank candidates by preference on their ballots. 

How are Ranked Choice votes counted?

With Ranked Choice Voting, if a candidate wins a majority (50%+1) of first preference votes, he or she is declared the winner. If no candidate wins the majority of first preference votes, the candidate with the fewest first preference votes is eliminated. First-preference votes cast for the failed candidate are eliminated, lifting the second-preference choices indicated on those ballots. A new tally is conducted to determine whether any candidate has won the majority of the adjusted votes. The process is repeated until a candidate wins an outright majority. 

Can I give candidates the same ranking? 

No. If the voter gives more than one candidate the same ranking the vote cannot be counted. 

Does my vote still count if I only select one choice? 


Who can I talk to if I still have questions?

Please call the South Salt Lake City Recorder, Craig Burton, at 801-483-6027 or Deputy City Recorder, Ariel Andrus, at 801-483-6019. 

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