Albuquerque considering switch to ranked-choice voting

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The city of Albuquerque is considering a switch to ranked-choice voting. 

Currently, mayoral and city council candidates must receive at least 50 percent of the vote. If no candidate receives the 50 percent, a runoff election follows. 

Monday night, the Finance and Government Committee is set to discuss a change to that process. Instead, voters would rank their candidates in order of preference. Proponents say it would avoid a costly runoff election. 

Santa Fe and Las Cruces have already opted for ranked-choice voting.

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