Research has shown that IRV can improve representation for women and people of color, both on the ballot and in elected office. 

IRV can be used to eliminate primary and runoff elections, both of which have lower turnout that is less representative of the population at large. IRV also allows all candidates to participate on a level playing field without fear of being shamed as a “spoiler.” Finally, IRV inspires a more inclusive campaign style. This is because candidates are rewarded for appealing to voters outside their base.