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Use of Ranked Choice Voting is on the rise, and the map below shows were Ranked Choice Voting is used in the United States as of June 2021.

Map of the US color-coded by how ranked choice voting is used in each state
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22 jurisdictions are already using RCV, including:

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota: in elections for 22 city offices, including mayor and city council in single-winner elections, and some park board and board of estimate seats.
  • St. Louis Park, Minnesota: for mayor and city council races. 
  • St. Paul, Minnesota: to elect the mayor and city council. 
  • 23 Utah cities and towns: for city council and mayoral elections (as part of a pilot program).

 

10 jurisdictions will use RCV for the first time in upcoming elections, including:

  • Alaska: to be used in November 2022 for all state and federal general elections and in the 2024 Presidential election.
  • Bloomington, Minnesota: to elect the mayor and city council members beginning in November 2021. 
  • Minnetonka, Minnesota: to elect the mayor and city council, beginning in November 2021.

 

Many political parties use RCV for party elections/conventions, including:

  • Indiana Republican Party
  • Utah Republican Party
  • Virginia Republican Party
  • Minnesota Democratic Party
  • Oklahoma Democratic Party
  • Utah Democratic Party
  • Many minor parties, for internal contests

 

For more information about where Ranked Choice Voting is used in the United States, please see: