Event: Exploring Electoral Innovation: Righting Electoral Dysfunction with Healthy Competition
From R Street Institute:
In the wake of the 2020 election, many ideas have been proposed to reform the electoral process, and some have actually passed via ballot measure. In Alaska, Ballot Measure 2, the “Top-Four Ranked-Choice Voting and Campaign Finance Laws Initiative,” implemented multiple reforms to the state’s primary and general election processes. But will this initiative make much of a difference? How might we expect legislators’ behavior to change in response? And just what is the intellectual foundation that underlies ranked-choice voting and nonpartisan primaries?
Jonathan Bydlak, head of R Street’s Governance program, talks about the potentially significant changes set in motion by the initiative with Katherine Gehl, author of The Politics Industry and founder of The Institute for Political Innovation, and Scott Kendall, the creator of Alaska Ballot Measure 2.