As I reported today, Pierce County voters are considering whether to repeal ranked choice voting just three years after adopting it. But they’re not the only ones considering the voting system.
Voters in St. Paul, Minn., will decide whether to adopt the system next month. Minneapolis voters already have approved the system and will use it for the first time.
Here’s an article on ranked choice voting from Saturday’s St. Paul Pioneer Press. It quotes Pierce County Auditor Jan Shabro:
“It took a year of preparation and $750,000 in software,” said County Auditor Jon Shabro, who supplied facts and figures but is not endorsing one side or the other. “That election was the most expensive we’ve ever had. You double your costs.”