| Jashayla Pettigrew | KOIN Portland |
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Ranked-choice voting could be the new norm for Oregonians, now that the Oregon House has approved a bill that would implement the voting system for statewide and federal elections starting in 2028.
On Tuesday, House Bill 2004 passed through the Oregon House with a 35-23 bipartisan vote. The measure would allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference for primary and general elections.
This is about integrity
Chief sponsor of the bill, House Speaker Dan Rayfield said in a statement, “Ranked choice voting creates a more collegial electoral environment. It allows all voters to be engaged and excited about election outcomes and encourages good candidates running good campaigns. This is about integrity, it’s about electing people in control with the will of the voters.”