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Instant Runoff Voting

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Burlington, Vermont voters will be asked on Town Meeting Day March 2nd whether Ranked Choice Voting should be used to select city councilors. The charter change question is controversial as advocates say it’s a fairer way to choose city leaders.  But opponents point out the system has been used in the city in the past and discarded.

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A measure to bring ranked choice voting to Burlington will not be on November’s ballot.

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The Burlington City Council had a number of items on its agenda this week including whether to ask voters to approve a ranked choice voting system for the city.

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Burlington City Councilors have given initial approval to a measure that could change the city charter to allow Ranked Choice Voting.