Ald. Matt Martin on why Chicago should try ranked choice voting

Alderman Matt Martin in Council Chambers [Colin Boyle | Blockclub Chicago

Ald. Matt Martin (47) introduced a City Council resolution in January calling for a hearing to discuss the possibility of using ranked choice voting in future Chicago elections. Advocates argue the system, in which voters rank candidates by preference in races with three or more people, not only produces elected officials more representative of voters but also can save cities money from not having to run costly runoff elections.

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