Committee Rejects Ranked Choice Voting

“Ranked choice voting” won’t happen in Wyoming in the near future. After the house corporations, elections, and political subdivisions committee rejected the proposal on Friday.

Ranked choice voting is an instant runoff election that gives voters the option to rank candidates in order of their top preferences.

The committee voted 6 to 3 against house bill 49. They argued about the potential for “ballot exhaustion” or undervoting and candidates with less than a majority of first-choice votes winning elections.