RaBIT has been advocating for ranked ballots in Toronto for over a decade. Get a sense of our work, and the history of our campaign, from the news articles below. 

We look forward to the time when we won’t be news anymore!


Less than 10 per cent of Toronto could decide who the next mayor is. What that means for the election • Ben Spurr, Toronto Star (Apr. 15, 2023)


Doug Ford suddenly decided to scrap ranked ballots for elections. What does that mean for Toronto? • Jennifer Pagliaro, Toronto Star (Oct. 21, 2020)

Doug Ford’s provincial government moves to scrap ranked ballots for municipalities including Toronto • Jennifer Pagliaro, Toronto Star (Oct. 20, 2020)

Plan to bring ranked ballots to 2022 Toronto election falters as city clerk calls for pause • Kate McGillivray, CBC.ca (Sept. 22, 2020)

What happened when voters in London used ranked ballots? •  Morgan Sharp, National Observer (Sept. 18, 2020)


Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto (RaBIT) aims for fair elections • Tim Ellis, Toronto Guardian (Feb 6, 2019)


London, Ont., to use ranked balloting in a first for Canadian politics • Mitch Potter, Toronto Star (Oct 21, 2018)

Advocates call for ranked ballot election system in Toronto • Rahul Gupta, Toronto.com (March 6, 2018)


Ranked ballot supporters renew push for electoral change at city hall • Lauren Pelley, CBC New Toronto (March 6, 2017)

Call your councillor to demand ranked ballots • Michael Urban, Torontoist (March 5, 2017)


Ranked Ballots: Coming soon to a city near you? • Dave Meslin, TVO (Oct. 27 2016)

Ranked ballot on the horizon in Ontario • Kenyon Wallace, Toronto Star (Apr. 4, 2016)

Ranked ballots vs. first-past-the-post: Which is fairer? • Shanifa Nasser, CBC (Apr. 5, 2016)

Toronto voters prefer ranked balloting: Poll • Geoffrey Vendeville, Toronto Star (Apr. 14, 2016)


Ranked ballots for Toronto, proportionality for Parliament • Dave Meslin, Toronto Star (Dec. 7, 2015)

Ontario municipalities get alternative to 'first past the post' in next election • Andrew Coyne, National Post (June 1, 2015)

Give voters a chance to rank their preferences • Globe and Mail Editorial (June 1, 2015)

Toronto should adopt ranked ballots • Toronto Star Editorial (June 1, 2015)

Sit down, you're rankin' the vote • Jonathan Goldsbie, Now Magazine (May 28, 2015)

Strong support for voting reforms • Mainstreet Technologies (May 6, 2015)

Mayor Tory backs ranked ballots for Toronto elections • David Rider, Toronto Star (March 25, 2015)

It's about time for ranked ballots, and John Tory agrees • Edward Keenan, Toronto Star (March 25, 2015)


Toronto voters want ranked ballots, smaller city council, poll finds • Jennifer Pagliaro, Toronto Star (Nov. 27, 2014)

Toronto City Council needs new blood • Toronto Star Editorial (Oct. 29, 2014)

Ranked ballot a priority for 2018 civic elections, Kathleen Wynne says • Robert Benzie, Toronto Star (Sep. 30, 2014)

MPPs send electoral reform legislation to be studied • Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star (March 6, 2014)

Ranked ballots go to Queen's Park • David Hains, Torontoist (March 6, 2014) 

Ontario Legislature considering ranked ballot voting • Luiz Brasil, The Brock Press (March 4, 2014)

Private members' bills would open door to major electoral reform in Toronto • Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail (Feb. 26, 2014)

Scarborough MPP calls for ranked ballot system in Toronto municipal elections • Scarborough Mirror (Feb. 25, 2014)

Ontario NDP introduces ranked-ballot legislation • James Armstrong, Global News (Feb. 25, 2014)

Province looking at implementing ranked-ballot voting • David Shum and James Armstrong, Global News (Feb. 24, 2014)

Electoral reform: Premier Kathleen Wynne open to ranked ballots in civic elections • Robert Benzie, Toronto Star (Feb. 24, 2014)

Ontario Liberals are thinking about letting cities ditch first-past-the-post voting • Steve Kupferman, Toronto Life (Feb. 24, 2014)

Ontario proposal would let municipalities adopt ranked-ballot voting • Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail (Feb. 24, 2014)

Talking about reform of electoral system • Carolyn Bennett, Town Crier (Feb. 6, 2014)


Wynne's chance to take a bold step for democracy • Adam Radwanski, The Globe and Mail (Nov. 15, 2013)

Toronto needs a ranked ballot voting system in city elections • Toronto Star Editorial (Oct. 7, 2013)

Big idea: Ranked ballot voting • CBC Radio Calgary (July 25, 2013)

Toronto council takes a stab at serious change • Royson James, Toronto Star (June 12, 2013)

Ranked ballots: Your questions answered • Rachel Mendleson, Toronto Star (June 12, 2013)

Council votes in favour of electoral reform measures • CBC News (June 12, 2013)

City council backs electoral reform • Sunny Dhillon, The Globe and Mail (June 12, 2013)

Councillors vote to seek end of "first past the post" system in city elections • Natalie Alcoba, National Post (June 11, 2013)

Council votes to explore ranked balloting, voting for permanent residents • James Armstrong, Global News (June 11, 2013)

Toronto city council backs radical change to ranked ballots • Paul Moloney & Rachel Mendleson, Toronto Star (June 11, 2013)

Toronto City Council should support ranked ballot election system • Toronto Star Editorial (June 10, 2013)

Chasing RaBIT • Ben Spur, Now Magazine (May 16, 2013)

Electoral reform proposals for Toronto heading to council • David Nickle, York Guardian (May 14, 2013)

Electoral reform on city 'radar' • Sunny Dhillon, The Globe and Mail, (May 14, 2013)

A better way to vote? • Ben Spur, NOW Magazine (May 14, 2013)

Toronto ranked ballot voting proposal survives committee vote • Daniel Dale, Toronto Star (May 13, 2013)


Casting ballots for voting reform in Toronto • Goldsbie, Gurney & Selley, National Post (Aug. 6, 2012)

How ranked balloting could transform Toronto politics • Ed Keenan, The Grid (Aug. 1, 2012) 

Toronto is considering a ranked ballot election system, and it's about time • Toronto Star Editorial (July 30, 2012)

Toronto's future municipal elections could use ranked balloting • James Armstrong, Global News

Why should TO consider ranked balloting? • Lasia Kretzel, National Post (July 30, 2012)

Proposal would change Toronto elections • CBC (July 30, 2012)

Ranked ballots for 2018? • Daniel Dale, Toronto Star (July 29, 2012) 

Five items for council's agenda • Matt Elliot, Metro News (May 23, 2012)


Political activist is soft on carrots • Corey Mintz, Toronto Star (Nov. 11, 2010) 

Reforming council • Toronto Star Editorial (Oct. 31, 2010) 

Why is it torture at the ballot box? • Catherine Porter, Toronto Star (Sep. 25, 2010)