03-21-2023  8:48 pm   •   PDX and SEA Weather
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 04 November 2022

Seattle, WA — Seattle has a chance to upgrade its elections with ranked-choice voting. These seven elected officials say it’s the right way forward: Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, Sen.Joe Nguyen, Rep.Noel Frame, Rep. Gerry Pollet, Rep. Nicole Macri, Port Commissioner Ryan Calkins, King County Council member Girmay Zahilay.

These elected officials join other Seattle leaders like former city council members Sally Bagshaw, Lorena González, John Okamoto and Mike O’Brien to say Seattleites should vote yes to upgrading our elections and choose Proposition 1B.

In total, over 40 community groups and leaders have endorsed Question 1 and Proposition 1B, including the League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County,  King County Democrats, Transit Riders Union, FUSE Washington and the Washington BUS.

Sen. Rebecca Saldaña said, “Over 50 places are already using ranked-choice voting across the country.

"It’s a proven upgrade that we can trust – it’s time for us to take advantage of it.

"Vote ‘yes’ to improve our elections and choose Proposition 1B for ranked-choice voting.”

Kamau Chege, executive director of the Washington Community Alliance, said, “We’re grateful that these leaders are calling for better elections. Ranked-choice voting will empower voters with more choices and incentivize candidates seeking their votes to focus on the issues that matter to them. That’s why YES on 1B is the right choice for Seattle voters this year.”

Learn more about the Ranked-Choice Voting for Seattle campaign at https://rcv4seattle.org/.

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