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Innovations in Voting: Introduction to Ranked-Choice Voting (1 General Credit) - Indy Store

Innovations in Voting: Introduction to Ranked-Choice Voting (1 General Credit)

Date: 10/24/2019

Credit Hour(s)
General Credit - 1 Hour
Ethics Credit - 0 Hour
CME Credit - 0 Hour
NLS Credit - 0 Hour

Continuing Legal Education In recent years, attention has focused on improving our electoral system and increasing voter engagement. One increasingly-popular innovation is ranked-choice voting, which allows voters to rank their choices based on preference and creates an “instant runoff” process to ensure that the winner of a race with multiple candidates has majority support. It is used in several foreign countries, was adopted by Maine for state-wide elections in 2018, and was included in a bill in the 2019 Indiana legislative session that sought to authorize local governments to use the method for elections.
Ranked-choice-voting is not just a tool for political elections—it is also a useful innovation for organizations and initiatives that require votes on multiple candidates or proposals. This program provides an overview of ranked-choice voting, including Maine’s use of the process, legal challenges brought against it and arguments for and against its broader adoption. The seminar also includes a real-time participatory experiment in using ranked-choice voting.

Russell C. Menyhart, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

NOTE: Once you review the program in its entirety, the IndyBar will report all credits earned within 10 days of completion directly to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. Posting by the Indiana CLE Commission of the credit to your CLE transcript may take up to 30 days.








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