Letters to the Editor

Letter: Keep ranked choice voting

Is anyone looking forward to another round of politics and elections? Our current system of election and runoff is nothing more than a very inefficient and costly ranked choice process. Over a series of elections, we choose among candidates as we winnow out those with less support.

However, this form of sequential election is costly as it requires extensive administrative support to repeatedly print, distribute and evaluate ballots.

Fewer voters participate in runoff elections, making this process less representative.

The compressed timeframe of runoffs can lead to sensational accusations by obscure interests.

Finally, it extends the time our representatives must spend campaigning rather than governing. Support efficient, rational, transparent and democratic election processes.

Support ranked choice voting, and let’s extend ranked choice to municipal elections.

— Jess Grunblatt



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