Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Dear Editor: Rank Choice Voting

Dear Editor,

Rank Choice Voting: Ballot issues CI126 and CI-127; most of this explanation of Rank Choice Voting came from Ballotpedia.

The way to think of it is election by elimination. Let's say six candidates are running for office. Under today's system, whoever gets the most votes wins. Done. Finished.

With Rank-Choice Voting, a candidate wins when they have 51% of the votes. (The legislature could require a supermajority of 61%, though I don't know why.)

In the first round, Candidate A received 31%, Candidate B received 28%, Candidate C received 15%, Candidate D received 13%, Candidate E r...


Reader Comments(0)