One round only

By Catherine Richie
Published October 31st 2007 in
I enjoyed reading your Oct. 22 editorial supporting the common-sense proposal to replace two-round runoff elections with a single-round instant runoff.

Cary's success with instant runoff voting this month showed that there is every reason to believe that North Carolina voters would handle it well, boost majority rule and voter participation (and reduce) election costs and campaign spending.

The timing of your editorial was special for me as well. Oct. 22 was the day that I married David Richie several decades ago.

My husband died in 2002, but his legacy lives on. I think instant runoff voting will be one such legacy; he was a persuasive advocate for the idea in discussions with elected officials and letters to the Star-News.