The latest news on this front comes from the local WCAX3 news station:
A tripartisan coalition of lawmakers has introduced a bill for Vermont to adopt ranked-choice voting. The proposed legislation is modeled after Maine’s 2016 law and would adopt ranked-choice voting for primary elections and congressional races.
Ranked-choice voting works like this: Voters rank candidates from first to last on their ballot, and the election is over if one candidate wins a majority. If not, candidates are eliminated one by one and their remaining votes are reallocated until one candidate reaches a majority and wins. The goal is to eliminate vote-splitting between like-minded candidates and voters in races between more than two candidates.
Other states and localities that have recently seen legislation proposed to make the switch to ranked choice voting include Connecticut, New Hampshire, the city of Baltimore, and at least four cities in Utah. Click those four links for the latest related Democracy Chronicles coverage!