Primaries unneeded in election process

By Raoul Mitts
Published February 24th 2006 in The State News, MSU's Independant Voice

OK, we just completed phase one of the "special election" for the open Michigan Senate seat.

And we get to do it all over again in a few weeks.

Why are we voting twice when we could vote once, if the Ingham County commissioners would adopt instant runoff voting? Why they don't is a mystery.

Two elections are a waste of time and money.

The Michigan legislature could also adopt instant runoff voting for state elections, but they too seem to prefer to waste time and money with two-election elections.

Raoul Mitts
1974 graduate