Instant Runoff in the Twin Cities
Instant-runoff voting, in which voters would mark their first, second and third choices for an office, made its first appearance on Minneapolis ballots today. Over ...
Instant-runoff voting, in which voters would mark their first, second and third choices for an office, made its first appearance on Minneapolis ballots today. Over in St. Paul, voters will be giving or withholding approval of the idea for future city races.
Here's how it works: If no candidate wins a majority among voter's first picks, the candidate with the lowest share is eliminated. That candidate's ballots are counted again, giving the second-favorite votes over to the remaining candidates. And so on, until there's a winner.
This is a big grail among a certain sector of the reform-minded. In that sense, it's good to have some more cities experiment with IRV to see whether people like it or even understand it.
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