Ranked-Choice Voting: Does It Help Women and Minorities Win Elections?

Posted July 2, 2021 by Catherine Kaputa in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

According to a report by Represent Women, an organization that advocates for women’s gender parity, ranked-choice voting aids women and people of color in winning elections.

As the report’s author, Cynthia Richie Terrell, points out, “Over the last decade, 19 cities and counties used ranked choice voting to select local-level officials. … Overall, women won 48% of the individual seats up for election.”

While not enough to get her over the top, ranked-choice voting in the Democratic primary in New York City in 2021, brought Kathryn Garcia close to the winner, Eric Adams.