I was glad to see that I am not the only one feeling that there is a problem with the present electoral process when, too often, candidates are elected without receiving a majority of the votes.

Instead of going through the expense of having a run-off election between the top two candidates who receive the majority of the votes, as suggested by Scott Efland in his letter Nov. 8, I would like to suggest the ranked choice voting procedure well illustrated by Dr. Howard Dean in his guest column “Making democracy work for us,” printed in the Sun Journal Oct. 31.

It would be less costly, as it would avoid scheduling and financing a run-off election because the option to rank alternate choices during the regular election would already simulate a run-off. Secondly, it would clean up the negative campaigning, such as the one the voters sadly experienced in the course of the recent election.

It would also assure that the majority really rules, as it should do in the American democracy.

Donald LaBranche, Lewiston