Governing Cites Professor McDaniel's Research on Ranked-Choice Voting

Wednesday, June 02, 2021
GOVERNING: THE FUTURE OF STATES AND LOCALITIES -- A ranked-choice system, especially if it is handled without sufficient skill, can end up confusing the electorate and leading people not to vote at all, or casting a spoiled ballot that doesn’t count. Jason McDaniel, a political scientist at San Francisco State University, examined several studies and concluded that there was a noticeable drop in voter participation in a city’s first two ranked-choice mayoral elections, although it leveled off after that.