The city of Portland, Oregon will be using RCV/IRV for their municipal elections soon. There's a proposition on the November ballot to use it for all elections in Oregon starting in 2028. In preparation, the city of Portland has created a website with a mock election. Try it out! Here's a bit more:

"Portland voters are going to do something this November that all Oregonians may soon be doing — ranked-choice voting.

It’s that somewhat “scary,” new way of choosing candidates that some argue is better.

In Portland, they are using ranked-choice voting for electing the mayor, council members and an auditor. All Oregon voters will have the chance in November to decide with a ballot measure if ranked-choice voting should spread to how Oregonians vote for offices including president, members of Congress, governor, secretary of state and more.

At first, understanding ranked-choice voting can make almost anyone feel they are not the sharpest voter on the rolls. It can be hard to understand how it works, without seeing it in action."

Read the full original post: "Editorial: Try out voting, the new-fangled, ranked-choice way."


Robert Prather


Ranked-choice voting advocate (proportional representation, too).