Radiolab – Single Transferrable Vote

This morning I’ve had my mind blown, listening to Podcasts on the drive in to work.

You should listen to Radiolab’s Tweak the Vote podcast on ranked choice voting, or “Single Transferrable Vote”.

I heard about California’s idea for ranked choice voting a few years back and it caught into my brain, but I never thought much about it again. The podcast this morning really made me think about it.

First I was confused because the story about counting in Ireland is complicated, but like the wikipedia page for Single Transferable Vote says, for the voter it’s dead simple.

ALSO – if you’re in the US you should go vote tomorrow.

And maybe read this article about Maine for a look at a sample ballot.