Thursday, October 25, 2007

Instant Runoff Voting helps with low turnout elections

In North Carolina, local election races hold separate runoff elections if no candidate receives a majority in the first go around. The paper in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the local paper opines that Instant Runoff systems will eliminate the need for low turnout runoff elections and hence save money.

In Washington, if we allowed local jurisdictions to use IRV, they would eliminate the need for a primary instead. Still, eliminating an election would save money.



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