| Kalloli Bhatt | WMUK |
Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, East Lansing and Royal Oak will decide Nov. 7 whether whether to adopt a ranked-choice voting system for their local elections.
Ron Zimmerman is with Rank MI Vote, which supports the proposal. He said when candidates are ranked, “They have to appeal to a much broader swath of the community, in order to not just get the first-place votes but to get the second and third place votes.”
We’re going to go statewide
Rank MI Vote is planning to introduce ranked-choice voting to more cities in the future.
“And then, eventually, we’re going to go statewide,” he says. “We’re hoping 2026. I mean, that would be an ideal target.”