Lesson Plan

Ranked-choice voting lets voters select their favorite candidate—and their second and third favorites too! Not sure what that means? What are the pros and cons of ranked-choice voting? Use this downloadable infographic to walk students through the process step-by-step with colorful graphs that show where the votes go.

¡iCivics en español! A translated version of this infographic is available in Spanish, and tips for sharing with ELs/MLs can be found at the end of the Teacher's Guide.


  • Understand the process of ranked-choice voting
  • Discuss the pros and cons of this electoral system


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