Could This Ballot Change Improve Our Political Campaigns?
It's called ranked-choice voting, and there are some interesting arguments in favor of it.By Kate Grumke | September 15, 2016
We talked to Michelle Whittaker of FairVote about ranked-choice voting, a ballot system that allows voters to rank their choices of candidates for office, rather than just selecting one. For example, candidates would rank their choice for president in order of their preference. In most elections, the actual votes would be counted just like they would in elections where just one candidate is selected.
But Whittaker explained why this type of ballot could change some of the things we like least about our presidential process.
"It gives more choices to the voter. And it's a great system for really having voters express their full opinion and having campaigns really reach beyond just their limited bases."