| Kevin Bessler | The Center Square |

Illinoisans may some day take part in a new way of voting for their elected officials, but not everyone is on board with the idea. A new Illinois law will create a task force to explore options of ranked choice voting.

Candidates focus more on the issues

Andrew Szilva, executive director of FairVote Illinois, said ranked choice voting would change the way candidates campaign.

“The candidates realize that if they attack their opponent, they might be alienating those voters who really like that candidate as number one,” Szilva told The Center Square. “Candidates focus more on the issues rather than on personalities and attacking.”

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