Should Wisconsin adopt ranked-choice voting for its U.S. Senate and Congressional elections?
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. New York City is by far the largest voting population in the US that has opted for RCV, pending implementation in 2021. RCV is commonly used for student leadership and other non-governmental elections. It was used by all voters in four states in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries.
Typical counting process of a single seat RCV election
Between 1912 and 1930, limited forms of RCV (typically with only two rankings) were implemented and subsequently repealed, as also occurred in some cities in 2009–2010.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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