| Letters To The Editor | Chicago Sun-Times |
With ranked choice, we could select not just one candidate, but also state our second, third and so on choices. No one could win without some support from a majority of Chicagoans.
Best for voters and for Chicago
In 2019, the top two mayoral candidates moved to the runoff, yet more than 70% of the voters had supported someone else. Eliminating the need for a runoff election would save the city millions. And voters wouldn’t be thinking, “How do I prevent my least favorite from getting in the runoff?”
Best for voters and for Chicago, there would be more positive, informative campaigning. Candidates would have to appeal to all Chicagoans. Attacking other candidates might antagonize the supporters a candidate needs in order to be voters’ second or third choice, if not their first choice.
Abigail Nichols, Streeterville