Approval Voting: Why Force Voters to Choose?

Approval Voting: Why Force Voters to Choose?

Originally published on BYU Radio | Top of Mind with Julie Rose | Sep. 21, 2021

New York recently became the largest city to use ranked-choice voting in a city-wide election. There’s another form of voting we just learned about called Approval Voting. And for this form of voting, voters don’t pick just one candidate, or rank the candidates in order of their preference. People vote for all the candidates they approve of. Two cities have tried it out: Fargo, North Dakota, and St. Louis, Missouri. There’s also grassroots interest for approval voting now in about two dozen states. So how does it work? We find out from Ammon Gruwell, the founder of the Utah Center for Electoral Reform and advocate of approval voting. (Segment produced by James Hoopes)

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