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What is an Instant Runoff?

What is an Instant Runoff?

How Does an Instant Runoff Work?

In an instant runoff , voters rank all candidates for a given office by their preference—first choice, second choice, etc.—eliminating the need for a second round of voting.

Instant runoffs embrace Georgia’s majority support rule by ensuring the final winner has the majority of voters' support. Rather than decreasing the threshold to accommodate a plurality win, instant runoffs maintain Georgia’s unique position in supporting majority-win candidates at every level.

Instant runoffs produce the majority-win results that runoffs are meant to provide without the low turnout rates and high costs associated with holding a second election

Voters begin by ranking all candidates for a given office by their preference—first choice, second choice, etc. The votes are first tallied based on the first choice on every ballot.

Where are Instant Runoffs, or

Ranked Choice Voting, Used?

If no candidate receives a majority of votes (50% + 1), all but the two candidates receiving the most votes are eliminated and a runoff ballot is tabulated. During the tabulation of the runoff ballot, voters whose top choice failed to continue on to the runoff ballot have their votes transferred to the candidate they ranked higher among the runoff contenders.

Votes are then tabulated on an instant runoff ballot and the majority candidate is elected.