Proposal Would Ban Ranked-Choice Voting in Missouri

One piece of House Joint Resolution 66 would ask voters to change a single word about voter requirements in the State Constitution. State Representative Danny Busick of Newtown…

State law already says only Missouri residents who are U.S. citizens are allowed to register to vote. The bill, which was refered to the Senate Local Government and Elections Committee this week, would also ban ranked-choice voting in Missouri.

In ranked-choice voting, if none of the candiates in a race reach a majority in the first round of counting, the voters choosing the candidate with the least support have their next choice counted instead. The elimination of candidates continues until one has a majority of the voters’ support. Maine and Alaska use it state-wide, and other states and some cities use it in some elections.