Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Majority of Pierce County voters reject Instant Runoff Voting on Nov 3

Instant runoff voting was rejected by an overwhelming majority of Pierce County Washington Voters. 44,145 of 64,106 voters said yes to ditching instant runoff voting, also called ranked choice voting. That is 71.76% for eliminating IRV and 28.24% who wanted to keep IRV.

Proposed Charter Amendment No. 3 (approved repealing IRV)

APPROVED 44,145 71.76%

REJECTED 17,372 28.24%

Over Votes 34
Under Votes 2,555

Here's the Charter Amendment description:

Ballot Measures and Validation Requirements Pierce County (253) 798‐7777 Ordinance 2009‐1, Charter Amendment No. 3, if approved,would eliminate Instant Runoff Voting, also known as Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and restore the primary and general election for County Elected Offices in accordance with State Election Law. Simple Majority

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