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Ranked Choice Voting Maryland (RCV Maryland) is a non-partisan, grassroots coalition seeking to build a more effective, representative democracy through ranked choice voting elections. We are a collective of activists and supporting organizations seeking to modernize Maryland’s voting systems at the city, county, and state level. RCV Maryland formed to galvanize public and political support for better voting methods after a history of crowded primaries, a lack of fair representation, and low plurality winners.

RCV Maryland is fiscally sponsored by Represent Women, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Maryland.

What is Ranked Choice Voting?

In ranked choice voting elections, the candidate who reflects the views of the widest number of voters wins. Even in crowded fields, similar candidates can compete without splitting votes. Whether Republican, Democrat, independent or third-party, voters never have to worry about the “spoiler effect.”