Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) is a better way of voting that will save Bloomington money. Today in Bloomington, a fraction of voters (5%-10%) eliminate candidates in the August primary (the primary costs $100,000), and that primary often provides us with candidates that are at the edges of the political spectrum.
The RCV process will not eliminate all personal attacks between candidates, but because voters’ second choices may make a difference in the outcome, candidates are likely to focus on the issues.
RCV election outcomes will reflect the will of the majority of voters better than the current system for less money. RCV is a simple, fair, proven improvement to how we vote.
Pat Meyer, Bloomington
Submitted (unpublished) Letter to the Editor, Bloomington Sun Current
Rank Your Vote is a project of FairVote Minnesota, a nonprofit, nonpartisan election reform organization that engages hundreds of volunteers and thousands of supporters. Together, we work for a stronger democracy through public education and advocacy for Ranked Choice Voting, a system proven to be more inclusive, democratic, and representative than our current plurality electoral system. We educate and support candidates, elected officials, cities and voters in preparation for RCV elections.