Las Cruces may become next NM city to adopt ranked-voting for elections | KOB 4

Las Cruces may become next NM city to adopt ranked-voting for elections Web Staff
May 19, 2018 11:00 AM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – City officials in the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces are considering ranked-choice voting, according to a report by the Santa Fe New Mexican.


Las Cruces would follow Santa Fe after our state's capital was the first city to utilize the method in March to select its next mayor. Essentially, voters don't stop at just ticking off the box next to their desired candidate; they rank all the candidates in order of their preference. 

As the ballots are counted, the votes of last place finishers in the election get added to the totals of "higher-ranked" candidates.

Las Cruces city councilors will discuss the ordinance at a June meeting.  

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