Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Hearing on Senate Bill 6000

On Monday, February 26, the Senate Government Operations Committee held a hearing Senator Swecker's Senate Bill 6000. In addition to Senator Swecker, Kelly Haughton, Toni McKinley, Susan Eidenschink , and Melvin Mackey spoke on behalf of allowing cities and other local taxing entities in Pierce County to use ranked choice voting.

Katie Blinn of the Secretary of State's office spoke against the bill. She seemed most concerned that entities which crossed county lines would use ranked choice voting in one part of the entity and standard voting in the other. I rather doubt this would happen, but that was her main concern. Senator Oemig asked her a couple of questions which indicated he understood the issues pretty well.



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