2 small Utah cities test ranked-choice voting method

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Shutterstock.com PROVO — Two small Utah County cities tested an alternative method of voting that allows people to rank candidates from first to last during the recent municipal elections. Six cities had planned to test the ranked-choice system, but four backed out over concerns about how to explain how it works to voters, the Daily Herald reports. Other cities in Salt Lake County passed on the opportunity because they didn’t have the proper election equipment. Vineyard and Payson were the municipalities that tried out a method that allows voters to rank candidates from first to last. If none of the candidates gets more than 50% of the first-place votes, the candidate with the least votes is eliminated and those votes go to the voter’s second...

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2 small Utah cities test ranked-choice voting method

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