Thursday, May 21, 2009

South Carolina State Legislator Wants to End Runoffs

In South Carolina, the voters participate in both a primary and a general election. In the primary, voter turnout in South Carolina (and Washington state) is quite low in comparison to the general election. Republican State Representative Bill Herbkersman and Fairvote Executive Director Rob Richie write about the advantages of higher turnout in Instant Runoff (IRV) or Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) elections which concentrate all of the action in the general election.



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