Free Ranked-Choice Voting for Everyone

Use Ranked-Choice Voting for Any Poll, Vote or Group Decision

Make an Online Election or Poll

Always Free

Use open links anyone can vote with, or choose a method to verify votes.

Open links are fast and easy for small, high-trust groups, casual polls on social media or RCV voter training

For formal votes, email a unique one-time link to each voter, or confirm voter email or member IDs

Or Vote in Person on Paper Ballots

Our free iPhone App quickly prints, scans and tabulates paper RCV ballots

Easy-to-audit paper ballots are the gold standard, even in DIY elections

Always Free is a non-profit for ranked-choice voting education

Trusted by schools, universities, businesses, non-profits and goverment agencies

200,000 votes and 15,000 elections so far - use doubling every year


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System Features - All 100% Free

  • Unlimited number of voters
  • Send links or embed ballot into any web page
  • Single-winner or multi-winner elections
  • No accounts needed to set-up or to vote
  • Post Open Links on social media
    • Duplicate-vote deterrence system
  • Up to 10 races per ballot
  • Up to 30 candidates per race
  • Option for randomized ballot order
  • Up to 20 ranks
  • Choice of voter management methods
    • Casual: Open Link anyone can use to vote
    • Variety of systems to discourage/detect/disallow multiple votes
    • Formal: send unique one-time-use voting link to each voter
    • Formal: require confirmation of email or member ID
  • Link and code confirmations do not require receiving email from external addresses
  • Sortable election management / voter information dashboard
  • Educational real-world grid ballot
    • With helpful double-check system
  • Provisional ballots available if needed
  • Transparency for raw ballot data
  • Simple, colorful results graphs
  • If your election has a complex or unique needs, please contact us

Think of RCV123 as a ranked-choice voting calculator or spreadsheet.

You set the election policies, confirmations and votes that go in.

Then we calculate and display the results for you.

The best way to educate about RCV as a political reform may be to not mention politics at all.

Just use ranked-choice for a group poll or vote and let people realize for themselves ranked-choice is no more controversial than a calculator.

Ranked-choice is just a neutral tool that forms a consensus from a diverse set of opinions.

Some recent uses of RCV123:

  • National medical association board of directors election
  • Campus-wide student government elections
  • Book club book poll
  • Law school scholarship winners
  • Local non-profit board of directors vote
  • Family reunion destination poll
  • Ranked poll to schedule meetings
  • Class decides which Shakespeare play to read
  • Employee poll of which interviewee to hire
  • Halloween costume contest winner
  • Neighborhood association leadership vote
  • Political online straw poll
  • Movie night poll
  • Student club leadership vote
  • Poll to find the coolest new new band name
  • Find consensus on which video game to play
  • Poll of company retreat seminar topics
  • Chamber of Commerce leadership election
  • Debate contest judging