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Multnomah County residents will be asked this November to consider changing the way candidates are chosen in county elections.
The ballot question asks voters if “elections for county offices (should) give voters option of ranking candidates in preferred order, with instant-runoff vote-counting process determining results?”
It’s a system already in use in many places…
Ranked choice voting aims to eliminate that system of voting for the lesser of two evils and instead make voters feel confident in supporting who they truly wish to elect.
It’s a system already in use in many places, New York City, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Oakland. So far, Benton County is the only county in Oregon that uses it to select county commissioners and the sheriff.
If the ballot measure passes, Multnomah County would begin using the new voting method in 2026.