June 7, 2019 – There’s a move afoot to streamline Albuquerque’s city elections. It’s been tried successfully in big cities like San Francisco and Minneapolis, and here in New Mexico, in Las Cruces and Santa Fe. Senior producer Matt Grubs talks with elections expert Lonna Atkeson and advocate Maria Perez on whether the time is right for Albuquerque to use ranked-choice voting in its city elections.
January 19, 2018– Last week, the New Mexico Supreme Court cleared the way for ranked-choice voting in Santa Fe’s March 6 municipal election. Producer Sarah Gustavus asks Maria Perez, director of FairVote New Mexico, to explain how ranked choice voting works, why it is also called “instant runoff,” and how her group will help educate voters in preparation for the upcoming election.