| John Torr | Daily Journal |

Indiana voters will have several qualified candidates with varying ideas in the May primary election for Governor, and I think that’s a good thing. What I’m not good with, however, is that a winner could well be chosen with fewer than a quarter of the votes cast.

One solution would be a change in our voting system so candidates must have more than 50% of the vote in order to be elected. Run-off elections can be costly and delay the process by weeks, but Ranked Choice Voting provides an “instant run-off” that guarantees a majority vote.

We need change.

Our current primary system, coupled with gerrymandered districts on both sides of the aisle, increasingly results in extreme candidates from both parties being elected, thus fueling the erosion of civility in our political discourse. We need change. With ranked choice voting, candidates will more closely align with the majority of voters, and hopefully reduce divisiveness.

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