Many public figures, organizations and elected officials support instant runoff voting -- including 2008 US presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.
See who has endorsed IRV here.
Instant Runoff Voting is used by several governments and organizations in the United States and other nations as a fair and economical way to conduct elections.
Visit IRV in Action to find out more about where IRV is used and how it has been received.
Ranked choice voting (RCV, or “instant runoff voting”) was used for the first time in Portland, Maine to elect the mayor in November 2011. The city voted to use ranked choice voting in November 2010 at the same time they decided to have an elected rather than an appointed mayor position. The position of Mayor in Portland had not been elected for 88 years.
See FairVote's Ranked Choice Voting in Portland, Maine page for more information.