Professor McDaniel Comments on Proposal to Make Ranked-Choice Voting a Top 10 List

Friday, July 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Jason McDaniel, an associate professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University, said more choice would likely cut down on ballot “exhaustion,” which occurs when a voter’s picks all get eliminated in the ranked-choice tabulation.

“On balance, I think it’s probably a benefit, because it will lower the possibility that someone’s votes will be exhausted if they choose to use all 10 slots,” McDaniel said. But, he said, expecting the public to hold strong opinions on 10 candidates “is asking a lot of voters.”