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Seattle is set to join a growing number of cities to make the switch to ranked-choice voting for its primary elections.
Seattle voters are ready for ranked choice voting!
Seattle voters are answering two questions: whether to make any changes to primary voting for some Seattle offices and, regardless of their vote on the first question, which of the two new systems — ranked choice or approval — to enact.
The campaign behind the effort to switch the city’s voting method to ranked choice voting declared victory on Wednesday night as the “yes” votes on the initiative to change Seattle’s primary system passed the 50% mark.
“Seattle voters are ready for ranked choice voting! Thank you to all the volunteers, coalition members, leaders, and voters who came together to improve our democracy,” said Stephanie Houghton, managing director of FairVote Washington. “We’re taking this momentum to the legislature where we can do even more to empower voters with more voice and more choice.”