With nine candidates running in the Chicago mayoral election, it is widely assumed there will be a runoff election, which is all too common in municipal elections in the city. Some argue that moving to a ranked choice voting system could help prevent runoffs and make voting more democratic.
Reset hears from advocates about why they want to see ranked choice voting instituted in Chicago and Illinois. We also discuss the broader political implications.
GUESTS: Andrew Szilva, executive director of FairVote Illinois
Alisa Kaplan, executive director of Reform for Illinois
Rachel Hutchinson, research analyst at FairVote
Anthony Fowler, professor in the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy