Virginia: Expand Ranked Choice Voting

Campaign Status: On Hold


On March 25, 2024, both the Virginia House and Senate passed a bill related to this policy (SB428), but Gov. Glenn Youngkin has since vetoed the legislation. We will continue to monitor this situation and work with our partners in Virginia to build momentum to pass this bill in 2025.

The Policy

Expand RCV pilot project


Virginia passed an RCV pilot program allowing municipalities to use RCV for local elections and for parties to have RCV as an option for their primaries. In 2022, Arlington County became the first county in the state to adopt Ranked Choice Voting. Also the VA GOP used RCV to nominate winning candidates for Governor, LG, and AG. We will work to expand the number of municipalities using RCV and with both parties to expand use of RCV in primaries

Who’s Involved?

RepresentUs is working with a number of partners including UpVote Virginia, Big Money Out VA, Clean VA, League of Women Voters VA, Common Cause VA, Veterans for Political Innovation, Fair Vote, and Unite America.


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