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Vermont Needs Runoff Voting - 01-19-2008

posted Feb 23, 2011, 9:22 PM by Ranked Choice Voting Washington   [ updated Feb 23, 2011, 9:25 PM ]

Submitted by communitysteps on Sat, 01/19/2008 - 14:21.

Vermont currently struggles under a voting system that relies on plurality instead of a majority, and this is just one more reason we need instant runoff voting.

http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080112/OPINION02/801120353/1022/OPINION02

Seattle Times Op-Ed - Elections: from rank to ranked - 02-15-2008

posted Feb 23, 2011, 9:21 PM by Ranked Choice Voting Washington

Submitted by kevmoo on Mon, 02/18/2008 - 17:51.

From the editorial by Ryan Blethen:

Ranked choice voting is a nice fit for populist Washington. Voters rank the candidates on the ballot in order of preference. A runoff happens when nobody receives a majority. The last-place candidate is eliminated and the voters' second-choice votes are transferred to the surviving candidates. A winner is declared when one candidate achieves a majority.

From the February 15 Seattle Times.

Article about History of Ranked Choice Voting - 06-04-2008

posted Feb 23, 2011, 9:20 PM by Ranked Choice Voting Washington

Submitted by gearhart on Wed, 06/04/2008 - 23:09.

Read the history of Ranked Choice Voting in this excellent article:

http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2008/06/novoselic_draft.php

Weigh in about RCV in Pierce County - 01-30-2009

posted Feb 23, 2011, 9:05 PM by Ranked Choice Voting Washington

Submitted by gearhart on Fri, 01/30/2009 - 19:13.

Please visit this site to give some feedback regarding the use of RCV in recent Pierce Co. election cycle and whether you want it to continue to be used in future election cycles.

News Tribune (Tacoma)

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