Joel T.M. Bamford in The Duluth News Tribune:

I am encouraged by the movement for ranked-choice voting, both here in Minnesota and nationwide. Ranked-choice voting is a common-sense improvement to the way we vote. It is simply a better way for voters to choose elected leaders.

I believe many of us prefer the opportunity to vote for our favorite candidate, even if the candidate is from a third party, without wasting our vote. The current two-party system creates the opportunity for a spoiler candidate to shift the balance of two main-party choices.

A change will take education. Yet, ranking candidates in order of preference is not difficult. So let’s get on with it. Ranked-choice voting is a good idea.

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.