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Instant-Runoff (Ranked Choice) Voting

Apply the instant-runoff (ranked choice) voting technique to voting on ideas, topics, and projects to pursue at your organization.
Facilitator Instructions
1) Everyone adds ideas in step 1
2) Everyone votes on ideas in order of preference
3) If no idea has a majority of the votes (>50%), start removing ideas until there’s an idea with >50% (the removed idea’s 2nd votes will be reallocated).
In the context of voting on ideas, instant-runoff or ranked choice voting ensures the winning idea has the support of the majority of voters, eliminates “,” and minority winners.
Step 1: Add your team’s top 5 ideas
Add an Idea
Clear sample data
Idea #
Idea Name
1
1
Hackronyms
2
2
Can social commerce save the planet?
3
3
Civic participation online
4
4
The autism spectrum
5
5
Publishing in a new world
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Step 2: Everyone votes for their preferred ideas from 1-5
Note: Rank each idea 1-5 and click the button (don’t give two ideas the same preference).
Clear Votes
Search
Idea #
Idea Name
1st Pref
2nd Pref
3rd Pref
4th Pref
5th Pref
1
1
Hackronyms
1-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
RH
AD
2-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
FM
BD
JD
3-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
AC
BD
4-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
AC
5-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
MM
LT
2
2
Can social commerce save the planet?
1-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
JD
FM
2-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
AC
LT
3-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
RH
AD
4-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
MM
5-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
AC
3
3
Civic participation online
1-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
LT
BD
2-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
3-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
AC
MM
JD
4-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
FM
BD
AC
RH
5-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
AD
4
4
The autism spectrum
1-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
AC
2-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
MM
AC
AD
3-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
FM
LT
4-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
JD
5-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
BD
RH
5
5
Publishing in a new world
1-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
MM
AC
2-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
RH
3-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
4-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
LT
AD
5-circle-c reaction, you have not reacted
AC
FM
JD
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Step 3: Remove ideas with the least vote share if no idea has >50%
Reset adjusted votes
Search
Idea #
Idea Name
1st Pref Vote Share
Remove Idea
Removed?
1
1
Hackronyms
22%
Remove
2
2
Can social commerce save the planet?
22%
Remove
3
3
Civic participation online
22%
Remove
4
4
The autism spectrum
11%
Remove
5
5
Publishing in a new world
22%
Remove
There are no rows in this table


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