Ranked choice voting

Ranked choice voting is a system of voting wherein electorates rank several contesting candidates in order of preference. In this system, even if the voter’s top choice does not have sufficient support to win an election, the rankings of other candidates will act as the determining factor. The rationale here is to not force voters to make an all-or-nothing choice with their votes.

This system of voting made its debut in New York City’s mayoral primary recently. It will help avoid the costly runoff elections, which often involves candidates failing to get more than 50 per cent of votes.

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