Washington is a state in the Pacific United States.
History[edit | edit source]
The history of electoral reform in Washington state goes back many years. Someone should write something about it. Here's what User:RobLa recalls off the top of his head:
- 1920s - A systems sometimes called the "Spokane method" (but similar to Coombs' method) was implemented, and then dropped.
- 1990s - The Washington Citizens for Proportional Representation was formed. This group has since been renamed to FairVote WA
- 2020s - Seattle Approves is formed
Pierce County, 2006–2009[edit | edit source]
Pierce County passed an initiative to implement instant-runoff voting in November 2006 to elect most of its county offices. Voters upheld the 2008 implementation timing with a vote of 67% in 2007 and made adjustments to the charter language involving ballot access and numbers of rankings. Seven instant-runoff elections took place on November 4, 2008 and one on November 3, 2009. The introduction of instant-runoff was marked by controversies about costs. Matters were also complicated by the statewide restoration of the nonpartisan blanket primary following a 2008 Supreme Court ruling . On November 3, 2009, voters repealed instant-runoff.
Local Options Bill[edit | edit source]
Advocacy[edit | edit source]
- FairVote WA - the Washington state chapter of FairVote
- Seattle Approves - chapter of The Center for Election Science forming in mid-2020.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 9, 2008. Retrieved January 26, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 8, 2008. Retrieved January 27, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 8, 2008. Retrieved November 6, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- Wickert, David W. (2009-11-09). "Voters Changing their Minds on Ranked-Choice". Tacoma News Tribune.
- "Pierce County Ranked Choice Voting Amendment, 2009". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2021-03-19.