Final four voting is the combination of two changes to the election system: First, in the primary, there's just one ballot with all of the candidates (in place of separate party primaries) and the top four finishers, regardless of party, advance to the general election. Second, in the general, an instant-runoff narrows the field to the final two candidates -- and majority wins. Think of the second phase as a series of runoffs, but instead of having to physically come back for another election, you cast all your votes at once using a ranked ballot.
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