The City of London will be using Ranked Choice Voting for the 2018 Municipal Elections to elect our next Mayor and City Councillor.
Ranked Choice Voting is a preferential voting method, in which voters can choose and rank their top three candidates in order (1st, 2nd, 3rd).
Also referred to as "Instant-runoff voting", a winner is declared when a candidate receives 50 percent plus one or more of the total votes cast.
- new ballot
- voters now have the option to rank up to three candidates (learn more)
- winner needs to receive 50% plus one vote
- the way we count the votes (learn more)
How does Ranked Choice differ from First-Past-the-Post (FPTP)?
|First Past the Post (2014)||
Ranked Choice (**new for 2018)
|Voters could select one candidate||Voters have the option of selecting up to three candidates, and ranking them by preference: 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice|
|The candidate with the most votes was elected||The candidate who receives 50 percent plus one vote will be elected|