| Aaron Gettinger | Hyde Park Herald |

State Rep. Kam Buckner (D-26th) is concerned about turnout in Chicago municipal elections after concluding his campaign for mayor.

Buckner filed legislation to allow municipalities to adopt ranked-choice voting without an affirmative ballot referendum.

More engaged and more apt to vote

Other major United States cities like New York, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Seattle have adopted the voting system.

“Maybe if people didn’t think it was a zero-sum game they may be more engaged and more apt to vote,” Buckner said. He said several other House Democrats are excited to have the conversation about expanding ranked-choice voting in Illinois.

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