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Opinion: Lessons Learned From a Gubernatorial Straw Poll With Ranked-Choice Voting

June 23, 2022

Our Maryland, RCV Maryland and FairVote recently co-sponsored an online straw poll of the candidates in the Maryland Democratic primary for governor. The straw poll was open to all Marylanders, with voting taking place from June 1 to 15. Ranked choice voting (RCV) was used to yield a majority — as opposed to plurality — winner and to allow voters to rank their favorite candidates without fear of playing a spoiler role. We are now prepared to publicly report the results and lessons learned from the straw poll.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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