What voting system is being used to choose the next leader?


Each voter has a single vote that counts equally toward the final result (There is no “weighing” votes by riding).

In a contest of more than two candidates, the party will use a single ranked ballot (“instant runoff voting”).

Ranked choice voting (RCV) describes voting systems that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, and then uses those rankings to elect candidates who best represent their constituents.

RCV is straightforward for voters: rank candidates in order of choice. Voters can rank as many candidates as they want, without fear that ranking others will hurt the chances of their favorite candidate...

If a candidate receives more than half of the first choice votes, they win, just like in any other election. However, if there is no majority winner after counting first choice votes, the race enters the runoff phase. The candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and voters who picked that candidate as ‘number 1’ will have their votes count for their next choice. This process continues until a candidate wins with more than half of the votes.

From FairVote.org

In a contest of two candidates, the party will use a simple one-choice ballot (“first-past-the-post”) as ranked balloting is redundant.

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