Vermont lawmakers push ranked-choice voting
A tripartisan coalition of lawmakers has introduced a bill for Vermont to adopt ranked-choice voting.
The proposed legislation is modeled after Maine's 2016 law and would adopt ranked-choice voting for primary elections and congressional races.
Ranked-choice voting works like this: Voters rank candidates from first to last on their ballot, and the election is over if one candidate wins a majority. If not, candidates are eliminated one by one and their remaining votes are reallocated until one candidate reaches a majority and wins.
The goal is to eliminate vote-splitting between like-minded candidates and voters in races between more than two candidates.