OPINION | DAN GREENBERG: Reform needed
Former state Representative Dan Greenberg writes about the need for nonpartisan election reform in Arkansas. Greenberg suggests that potential solutions include both independent redistricting commissions and instant runoff voting.
“The best way to reduce the influence of politics over redistricting is to remove it from elected officials' hands. Instead of giving the job to elected officials, the redistricting process should be changed to require the appointment of neutral personnel to a redistricting commission.”
“Allowing voters to express this additional information on their ballot makes runoff elections unnecessary: that is, voters only have to cast one ballot in order to choose party nominees. In effect, the use of such ballots allows primary and runoff elections to be conducted almost simultaneously.”
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