Can I rank my favorite candidate more than once?

No. If you rank your preferred candidate more than once then only your first ranking will count. There is no strategic benefit to giving the same candidate multiple rankings. It does not help them, and it takes away your chance to have a say about whom you would choose next out of the remaining candidates. This is another way to “exhaust” your ballot

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1. When can I expect results in ranked choice voting elections?
2. Does ranking multiple candidates mean I have multiple votes?
3. What is ranked choice voting?
4. Can I rank my favorite candidate more than once?
5. Can I still vote for just one candidate?
6. Can I write in a candidate?
7. What is plurality voting?
8. What happens if I give a candidate multiple rankings?
9. How do I mark a ballot?
10. How are the votes counted?
11. Where can I find official election results?
12. Am I allowed to rank only one candidate?
13. Do I have to rank every candidate?
14. What if there are only two candidates?
15. Will I know the winner on Election Night?