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Sound off on Pierce County’s ranked choice voting system

Post by David Wickert on Jan. 30, 2009 at 9:02 am with No Comments »
January 30, 2009 9:02 am

Want to weigh in on Pierce County’s ranked choice voting system? You’ll have two chances next week.

On Monday the County Council’s Rules Committee will consider an ordinance asking voters to consider repealing ranked choice voting (here’s a copy of the ordinance and an accompanying exhibit). Opponents of ranked choice voting – used for the first time in November – say it costs too much and isn’t needed now that the state has adopted the top two primary system. Supporters say voters should give it another try before deciding whether it’s worth keeping.

The Rules Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in room 1045 of the County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave. South, Tacoma.

In addition, the League of Women Voters of Tacoma-Pierce County is sponsoring a public discussion of ranked choice voting next Friday. Auditor Jan Shabro will discuss how the new system worked in November. Proponents and opponents of the system also will state their views. And the public will have a chance to speak.

The forum will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the Wheelock Student Center Rotunda at the University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma.

You can also sound off here:

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