Voice of the people:
Why vote again?
Letter to the Editor
March 30, 2003
By Dan Johnson-Weinberger
I live in one of the few wards that will hold a runoff
election for the Chicago City Council on Tuesday. These runoffs will
cost the city tens of thousands of dollars.
We should follow the lead of London and Dublin and use instant
runoff voting, where voters get to pick their favorite candidate
and their second-choice candidate at the same time.
Instead of holding a separate runoff election, we would just
count the second-choice votes of the people who voted for an
eliminated candidate. Why pay for two elections when we can get the
job done in one?