Benefits of RCV Listed

  • Ensures elected officials have support of 50% or more of voters

  • Candidates need more support than just their base to get elected

  • No more vote splitting or wasted votes

  • Gives voters of ALL political parties more say in who gets elected

  • Better information on what the electorate wants from candidates due to more debates, broader coverage, and more polling data

  • Campaign strategies change to less divisive campaigns because they have to appeal to more than 50% of voters and become a second or third choice for voters that initially choose someone else

  • The amount of money the larger campaigns spend does not keep less funded candidates from getting coverage and support because electoral races are no longer automatically down to the top two candidates

  • The issues that the candidates support get discussed more in depth since voters decide their 2nd and 3rd choices primarily based on issues and values

  • More third-party and independent candidates enter the race giving voters more choices

  • Media coverage becomes broader to cover all of the candidates instead of just the main two or three candidates

  • Third-party and independent candidates get accurate tally of support due to no more split votes or fear of wasting a vote