Policy Issue: Week 6

Answer the following prompt in at least 300 words:

With the complex politics of the Electoral College and recent contentious elections, several states have discussed changing to an election system other than that used most commonly in the US (first-past-the-post). Alaska and Maine have changed to ranked choice voting, and several other states use a majority system rather than a plurality system. Which electoral system do you think is the best to use? Explain your reasoning.

For background information and context, you should consult the following resource in developing your answers:

The ACE Electoral Knowledge Network information on the various types of electoral systems: https://aceproject.org/ace-en/topics/es/esd