Solution: Use Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), also known as Ranked Choice Voting, for LNC officer elections.
1. Obtains the same result automatically without having multiple rounds of voting.
2. Saves time so that the convention can focus on other business.
3. Familiarizes LP delegates with the IRV process so they can more effectively explain the concept to others.
RULE 10: ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND NATIONAL COMMITTEE
1. Nominations for Party Officers shall be from the floor. The election shall be conducted in the following manner:
a. Officer elections shall be conducted using Ranked Choice Voting. For each office, a majority vote of all the ballots cast shall be necessary and sufficient for election.
b. Ballots shall allow delegates to rank their choices of candidates in order of preference, such as First Choice, Second Choice, Third Choice, etc.
c. All individual ballots shall be turned in to the Secretary along with the tabulations by affiliate of the First Choice votes.
d. In cases in which no candidate receives a majority of First Choice votes, the candidate with the fewest votes shall be eliminated and his or her ballots redistributed to the remaining candidates according to the next choice indicated on those ballots. The ballots shall then be recounted.
e. Votes for None of the Above shall survive each round.
f. If no candidate has a majority of votes, the process of eliminating the candidate with the fewest votes, redistributing according to the next choice on those ballots, and then recounting shall be repeated until one candidate has a majority.
g. The Secretary shall retain the record of all voting rounds and make it available to delegates upon reasonable request.
h. The Secretary shall announce the winner of the election after votes have been fully tabulated.