| Kristine Weller | KPCW |

UTAH — Communities interested in ranked choice voting can try the method before committing to it thanks to a 2018 law establishing a pilot program.

Park City could opt in during a municipal election any time before Jan. 1, 2026. The city is now asking residents for input before a possible voting change for the 2025 municipal election cycle.

It saves the candidates time

Park City Recorder Michelle Kellogg said the biggest benefit of ranked choice voting is there would be no primary. The election focus is then only two to three months instead of four to five.

“It saves the candidates time campaigning and going door to door. It saves them money because they’re not having to pay for flyers and mailers for the primary election and then pay for it all over again in the general election,” Kellog said.

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