Protect The Win

An Advocate's Guide to Implementing Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked Choice Voting is on the rise in cities and states across America.

But when a movement is on the rise, it can be met with a backlash. An election reform is only as good as its implementation. Hostile politicians, overwhelmed election administrators, and unprepared voters can help determine whether a place’s first RCV election is seen as a success or a failure. With preparation and planning, you can make sure that RCV lives up to its promise. You worked hard to improve your elections. Now you need to protect the win.

Protect the Win recommends proven strategies for pushing back against opposition, and shares best practices for supporting a successful RCV implementation. Inside you’ll find:

  • Tips and best practices for advocates on how to defend RCV in court and in state legislatures
  • The best ways to educate voters and candidates about RCV
  • Detailed breakdown on the technical side of RCV implementation
  • Case studies of recent high-profile RCV elections, including interviews with leaders behind successful voter education campaigns in Alaska, Maine and New York City

Watch the Videos

Protect the Win launched on March 14, 2023 at the Protect the Win Symposium in Washington D.C. Below you’ll find recordings of the livestream of the launch. Special thanks to New America for sponsoring the event.

Session 1: Political & Legal Defense

Session 2: Communications and Voter/Candidate Education

Session 3: Technical Implementation

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