In the News
October 25th 2009
CHARTER AMENDMENT 3: County voters would lose power
The News Tribune

Amendment 3 to the Pierce county charter is an attempt by incumbent politicians to rig the system and prevent any serious challengers from competing. IRV is simply too fair and too democratic to not keep using in our electoral system.

October 18th 2009
RCV: System results in more candidates
The News Tribune

Susan Eidenschink thinks that RCV should continue to be used in Washington.

October 18th 2009
Pierce County voters should keep ranked-choice voting
The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times recommends a No vote on Pierce County Charter Amendment 3, which would repeal ranked-choice voting.

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  • FairVote Vancouver: In 1999, reformers backed a sucessful initative on IRV in Vancouver, Washington.

Legislation and Litigation
  • HB 1447 has passed! Establishes a pilot program for IRV use in the election of non-partisan offices in Clark County. Passed the Legislature on April 13th with a 63-34 vote in the House and a 38-9 vote in the Senate; signed by the governor on April 23.
  • Washington state initiative for IRV launched: Instant Runoff Washington has formed to collect signatures in 2004 for action in 2005.