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: