Ranked Choice Voting explained

Ranked Choice Voting explained

Ranked choice voting is system in which voters are allowed to choose multiple candidates, ranked by choice. The first choice is the candidate you would most like to see in office, the second your second choice and so on. If a candidate gets more than 50% of the first-choice votes, they win without further process. If no candidate gets more than 50% of the first-choice votes then the one with the least votes is eliminated. The ballots of those who voted for the removed candidate are then redistributed based on second choices. This process is continued until one of the Candidates attains more than 50% of the votes. 

There are a number of benefits to ranked choice voting. First and foremost it allows voters to choose the candidate they would most like to see in office, without the concern of throwing away their vote. Such a system would also help reduce the divisiveness of elections, as candidates would seek to avoid estranging voters that would pick them as their second choice.