Civil Justice

Reform Voting Methodology

Reform PA's election laws to adopt a new method of voting that provides voters with the most options and flexibility in choosing candidates.

 

Our current system--which uses a simple plurality vote--is unfair to voters due to what is known as the "spoiler effect". In this system, voters often feel compelled to vote for the "lesser of two evils", because they are afraid of who will win the election if they don't.

 

In other voting systems, voters are permitted to vote for more than one candidate at once. This enables them to vote for their primary choice (which might be a independent or third-party candidate), without fear of "wasting" their vote. Instant Run-off Voting (IRV), Approval Voting, and Score Voting are examples of such systems.

 

http://fairvotemn.org/sites/fairvotemn.org/files/lwvmnalternativevotingstudyreport.pdf

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Idea No. 29