This would've helped with things like anyone who wanted to vote for
McMullin, Johnson, or Stein, but had a preference in one of Clinton or Trump
over the other. They could just vote for their favorite as their 1st choice and
make their "in case of failure of ____ make sure ____ doesn't win by
voting _____" vote a lower tier thing. The Green and Libertarian
parties definitely want this so that they don't have to be blamed for being
a spoiler anymore. This would also apply to United Utah. If you
prefer their candidate but don't want the Dem to win, then you can just
rank it as 1st: UU, 2nd: R.
@jimrtex"Or scanning equipment can easily recognize handwritten
numerals. This is used in Scotland."I really don't trust
anything that has to rely on being able to figure out handwritten numerals. That
just seems like asking for a mess in any really close election.
Utah should eliminate partisan nominations and partisan primaries, then hold an
RCV primary open to all candidates and all voters. The Top 2 would then appear
on the general election ballot.RCV does not need special voting
equipment, simple paper ballots can be used which the voter marks 1, 2, 3, etc.
Citizen tellers can count the ballots by hand (the tellers could be chosen just
like a jury panel is selected). This system has been used for nearly a century
in Ireland, which has a population similar to Utah. Or scanning equipment can
easily recognize handwritten numerals. This is used in Scotland.
Yes, yes, and YES.Both at state and federal levels.
This is a great idea. It makes it so we only have to hold one election and
it's clear who is the favorite.Saves time and money. I'm
Ranked Choice Voting sounds better than what we have. I'd like to get it
to where like some congressional races in Calif, at the end of it there is often
two democrats running against each other. Here it may be two Republicans more
likely, but rather than running towards the fringes of their constituents, more
reasonably minded politicians would be favored over fringes.
We have used RCV in The Republican Party State Convention. It works great, and
so fast. Thanks,