Ferndale, MI residents are trying to get instant runoff voting going for their city (via mousemusings). Instant runoff voting (IRV) is a system where you rank candidates instead of selecting only one. There are several benefits to it, but the most important one is that it is the biggest threat to the two party system. With IRV, people can vote for 3rd party or independent candidates (like Mr. Hans Masing) while giving secondary preference to more established parties. That way a vote for Nader isn’t a vote taken away from Gore. With all the problems with voting right now it would be nice to see some real progress.