To the Editor:

As St. Louis Park seriously considers adopting ranked-choice voting, I would like to reassure anyone who thinks it’s “too complicated” to use.

I recently had the opportunity to use ranked-choice voting at a party. Our group used ranking ballots to choose the best pizza and wine and, not only was it fun, it was beyond easy. A representative from FairVote Minnesota attended to explain how the ballots should be counted and (even after drinking a little wine) that was incredibly straightforward and easy to understand, too.

Please don’t be convinced by people who are opposed to change that ranked-choice voting is complicated or “too hard” for voters to understand and use. Not only is that insulting, it simply is not true.

Wendy Stageberg

St. Louis Park