RCV for Evanston
Campaign Status: Victory
On election night 2022, Evanston voters overwhelmingly said “YES” to Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). A whopping 82% of voters agreed that RCV is the change they wanted to see! With RCV, residents of Evanston will have better choices, better representation and better accountability in their government.
Ranked Choice Voting: Replace Evanston’s current winner-take-all elections with proportional and representative elections (Ranked Choice Voting) for city elections.
Under Evanston’s current system, voters often feel like they have to choose between “the lesser of two evils” when their favorite candidate seems unlikely to win. RCV for Evanston started the campaign for ranked choice voting so voters can always vote for their first choice without worrying about their vote being “wasted.” Adoption of RCV in Evanston would lead to the election of officials who have broad support and the ability to forge consensus.
RCV For Evanston is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization that advocates for ranked choice voting (RCV) in Evanston, Illinois, with help from groups like FV Illinois, Reform for Illinois, RTV US, FV National, and RepresentUs.
The Common Wealth is a community of people across the country who have made a commitment to building a democracy that works for everyone. By making a generous gift each month, they directly support the fight to fix our broken political system: city by city, state by state.
100% of donations support the front lines of the movement.
Evanston, Illinois passes Ranked Choice Voting, ending its previous winner-take-all election system.
The Evanston City Council votes to place a binding referendum on the November ballot that will ask voters whether to adopt ranked choice voting.
Evanston’s Rules Committee unanimously approves plan for ranked choice voting.
During his State of the City address, Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss lends endorsement to RCV for Evanston’s plan to implement ranked choice voting in the city.
The Latest From This Campaign
Evanston endorses ranked choice voting in a landslide
Nov 9 2022
Ranked choice voting received an overwhelming vote of approval from Evanston residents on Election Day, with more than 82% of ballots cast in favor of the new voting system for local consolidated elections, according to results tabulated by the Cook County Clerk’s Office.Read More
Guest Essay: Ranked-Choice Voting is Better for Evanston
Oct 31 2022
It’s time to change how we vote. We must ensure our elections can produce majority-winners, promote positive campaigning, foster diverse candidates and ideas, and empower the electorate to hold the winners accountable.Read More
While Alaska votes, ranked-choice voting is gaining steam
Aug 24 2022
The mayor of Evanston explained how RCV could offer a faster, cheaper way to find a majority winner.Read More
Voters to decide about ranked choice voting
Jul 12 2022
The City Council Monday night voted to place a binding referendum asking voters whether to adopt the new election procedure on the November ballot.Read More
Alders back ranked choice voting
Jun 8 2022
Voters would get more choices on their local election ballot under a plan approved unanimously by Evanston’s Rules Committee this week.Read More