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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.