Virginia: Municipal RCV Adoption
Campaign Status: On Hold
Expand the use of RCV in Virginia to include town council elections, school board elections and other key municipal elections.
In 2020, the Virginia General Assembly passed a law permitting cities and counties to adopt Ranked Choice Voting for their elections. While a step in the right direction, the law does not permit RCV to be used in key local races like town council and school board elections.
RCV is already gaining traction in Virginia. Most notably, Virginia Republicans in 2021 used RCV to nominate Glenn Youngkin as their candidate for Virginia Governor.
With many cities and counties in Virginia considering adopting RCV, now is the time to ensure that voters can make use of this better voting system in local municipal elections.
RepresentUs is working with UpVote Virginia and FairVote Virginia to bring better choices and better representation to Virginia.
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The Latest On This Campaign
Deeds pulled his ranked choice voting bill from Senate committee
Jan 31 2023
Virginia will consider allowing parties to use ranked choice voting for presidential primaries — but not just yet.Read More
It doesn't look likely state lawmakers will expand ranked choice voting this year
Jan 25 2023
Ranked choice voting has gained more prominence ever since Republicans used it to select Glenn Youngkin as their candidate for governor in a 2021 nominating convention.Read More
In Support of HB 1751, Elections; Ranked Choice Voting for Local Governing Bodies, School Boards & Primaries for Any Office
Jan 25 2023
RCV provides the opportunity for voters to rank candidates in order of preference and, in so doing, gives voters a stronger voice in their representation.Read More