Ranked Choice Voting

It looks like Maine is going to adopt Question 5: Ranked Choice Voting Do you want to allow voters to rank their choices of candidates in elections for U.S. Senate, Congress, Governor, State Senate, and State Representative, and to have ballots counted at the state level in multiple rounds in which last-place candidates are eliminated until a candidate wins by majority?

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  • Anonymous
    tagged this with necessary 2017-03-24 12:46:01 -0400
  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous
    tagged this with good 2017-03-24 12:45:59 -0400
  • Gi Jack
    commented 2016-11-28 12:52:13 -0500
    Its a step in the right direction. I also favor voting for parties over voting for individuals. People generally vote party line anyway.

    I also like the two phase voting system france has.
  • Gi Jack
    tagged this with good 2016-11-28 12:52:13 -0500
  • Matthew Long
    tagged this with necessary 2016-11-27 19:56:48 -0500
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    tagged this with good 2016-11-27 19:56:48 -0500
  • Brandon Zicha
    commented 2016-11-20 14:12:50 -0500
    Right now the MWP position is strickly for approval voting, which is a different method (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Approval_voting).

    Personally, I am would be thankful for a rank ordered Instant Runoff such as the one recently approved in Maine (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting)
    , Borda Count (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borda_count)
    , or Approval Voting,

    I am not horribly opposed to the current system so long as ballot access is relaxed.. but the other three options are all better.
  • Wesley Adams
    published this page in Whig Forums 2016-11-09 01:01:11 -0500