Comment: Oh I agree, it just wasn't clear from the OP what the point was.

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Oh I agree, it just wasn't clear from the OP what the point was.

Certainly, I think we should have some form of ranked approval voting (not IRV) and we should include NOTA as an option for all elections with rules for what happens if NOTA wins or someone loses to NOTA but no one else gets a majority.

I also think referendums should require an absolute majority, specifically, I think all taxes should be approved by referendum, and they should require an absolute or absolute super majority, AND have automatic expiration dates.

In Louisiana we vote on property and sales taxes locally, and we vote to incur debt locally, but we don't require absolute majorities. (sales taxes do sunset, but I don't think property taxes do) I also think we should require these procedures at the state level.

I also think only those who own property should ever get to vote on property taxes.