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What is Ranked Choice Voting?

The City of London will be using Ranked Choice Voting on Elections Day - Monday, October 22, 2018 for the elected positions of Mayor and City Councillor.

Ranked Choice Voting is a preferential voting method, in which voters 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.


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 can select up to three candidates, and rank 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

Learn more by watching this short video:

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