DemoChoice Web Poll

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Best thing about Maine's Measure 5 election reform?
(Rank the candidates you support!)
1 candidate will be elected.
[add/drop] Better elections will result in better govt.
[add/drop] In Nov. 2016, Maine was the first state to pass IRV statewide
[add/drop] Democrats will become the centrist party
[add/drop] IRV has been VERY popular in most cities that have already modernized
[add/drop] When other nations also modernize they will stop causing wars
[add/drop] Candidates will campaign to the center, not extremists
[add/drop] Only the single most popular candidate will win
[add/drop] We will be able to vote for who we really want
[add/drop] IRV elections CUT negative mudslinging from campaigns
[add/drop] candidates will not need lots of money to win
[add/drop] "IRV" CUTS the influence of money In elections
[add/drop] ALL of these choices are REAL benefits of IRV elections!
[add/drop] IRV elections CUT negative mudslinging from campaigns
[add/drop] There will be higher voter turnout using IRV
[add/drop] With IRV, politicians need "superpluralities" to win
[add/drop] More than two parties will be able to compete
[add/drop] Read more at Instantunoff.com!
[add/drop] Voters should be allowed to rank all the candidates that we like
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This is an "instant runoff" poll, allowing voters to conveniently find a strongly supported winner from among many candidates, with minimal worries about "wasting" votes on weak candidates or "splitting" votes between similar candidates. Here's how it works:

  1. Each ballot is counted toward its highest-ranked remaining candidate.
  2. Does a candidate have a majority of counted votes?
    No: The last-place candidate is eliminated; go to step 1.
    Yes: The majority winner wins the election.

Tips:

  • Your lower choices won't hurt the chances of your higher choices.
  • Please don't give two or more candidates the same rank.
  • Only the order of your ranked candidates matters, and not the actual numbers.
  • If you don't rank a candidate, it means you'd rather not have your vote count than have it count toward that candidate.