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Should Wisconsin adopt ranked-choice voting for its U.S. Senate and Congressional elections?

Yes

73

No

148

Listener Comments

craig weis selected No

Ranked-choice voting (RCV) is a ranked voting system implemented in some jurisdictions of the United States in which voters may prioritize (rank) their choice of candidates among many, and a procedure exists to count lower ranked candidates if and after higher ranked candidates have been eliminated, usually in a succession of counting rounds. In practice, there are several ways this can be implemented and variations exist; instant-runoff voting (IRV) and single transferable vote (STV) are the general types of ranked-choice voting systems used in the United States.

Ranked-choice voting is used for state primary, congressional, and presidential elections in Alaska and Maine and for local elections in more than 20 US cities including Cambridge, Massachusetts; San Francisco, California; Oakland, California; Berkeley, California; San Leandro, California; Takoma Park, Maryland; St. Paul, Minnesota; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Portland, Maine; Las Cruces, New Mexico; and St. Louis Park, Minnesota.[1] New York City is by far the largest voting population in the US that has opted for RCV, pending implementation in 2021.[2] RCV is commonly used for student leadership and other non-governmental elections.[1] It was used by all voters in four states in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.[3]


Typical counting process of a single seat RCV election
Between 1912 and 1930, limited forms of RCV (typically with only two rankings[4]) were implemented and subsequently repealed, as also occurred in some cities in 2009–2010.

Gene Gilbertson selected No

I have no idea what ranked-choice voting is so I can't possibly vote yes. It sounds like something a Republican dreamed up.

Craig A Storlie selected Yes

It's a fresh alternative (but not a total fix) to an old problem. All voting systems have flaws.

Woke Liberal selected Yes

I want the elections rigged so no more Orange Man!


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