What are we proposing?

Answer

Ranked choice voting is a small and simple change that requires no amendments to the current ward boundaries or structures of City Council. The system we are proposing is also often called "instant runoff voting" or the "alternative vote" in the UK. The system uses ranked ballots, also known as "preferential ballots."

Despite all the confusing names, the concept is quite simple and is already used across Canada and across the world. Voters simply mark their choice on the ballot, ranking the candidates in order of preference. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We are proposing the City of Toronto elect its councillors and mayor using ranked choice voting.