IRV Educational Materials

Presenting IRV in a clear yet entertaining manner is an important step in building support for IRV in your community. Download and distribute the fliers and factsheets in this section or link to our multimedia content. 

IRV Flash Animation

Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) is a method of voting that eliminates the problems found in plurality and runoff elections. Voters rank the candidates on their ballots and the runoff occurs instantly. IRV eliminates the "spoiler" problem, ensures majority support for the winning candidate, saves taxpayer money, promotes higher voter turnout and discourages mud-slinging campaigns.

Click one of the links below to see how IRV elections work, and be sure to view FairVote's own presentation directly below.




Former Governor Howard Dean joins Burlington, Vermont voters as they head to the polls with their new instant runoff voting system. (Quicktime [.mov] streaming video [26 mb])  (Windows Media [.wmv] streaming video [26 mb])

PowerPoint Presentations


For more education materials and resources, visit our National Curriculum page.