Voting Itself Becomes Question for Ballot Measures


“People are recognizing that the plurality methods of choosing candidates isn’t working, so they’re looking for appealing alternatives,” said Chris Lamar, legal counsel with the Campaign Legal Center, an election watchdog group. Voters in both Massachusetts and Alaska will decide whether to adopt ranked choice voting systems. Under ranked choice voting (RCV), if no candidate receives a majority of first-preference votes, the candidates with the lowest levels of support are gradually eliminated until someone does receive a majority.

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