vote buttonOn Nov. 2, instant run-off voting, in which voters rank candidates in order of preference, and the winner is picked by tallying second and third choices, will be used for the first time in a statewide election.

It’s a small race—North Carolina court of appeals judge—but proponents hope it will encourage the more than 20 states that have mulled the system since 2000.

One of the important advantages of instant run-offs is the boost it gives to third party voting. At the poll, you can vote your conscious — for instance, a Liberal can choose the green party candidate — but, also choose a second favorite choice, in the case that the Green candidate doesn’t get enough votes to win.

(READ the report at Newsweek)


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