Re "Instant runoffs might be fix for voter fatigue," June 11
Based on the low turnout and high cost of the recent city runoff election -- which involved only two school board seats and one community college position and cost taxpayers about $8 million -- the Los Angeles Community College District has endorsed the concept of change in our electoral system. We have resolved to investigate instant-runoff voting and look forward to the City Council's deliberations on a proposal by Councilmen Eric Garcetti and Jose Huizar.
In San Francisco and other Bay Area cities, the instant runoff has proved effective for saving taxpayer dollars and increasing voter participation.
The writer is a trustee of the Los Angeles Community College District.
Thanks for the timely article. One clarification is needed: With instant-runoff voting, majority support for the winner is assured without a separate election.