Saturday, March 25, 2006

Time for a Change

The voters of Pierce County have tried the Montana primary and they don't like it. In 2004, the voters of Pierce County voted 62% in favor of getting rid of the Montana primary.

The replacement for the Montana primary tried in Initiative 872 was the Cajun primary or the top 2 primary. This was ruled unconstitutional by the state courts due to concerns about infringements on the 1st Amendment.

The Pierce County Charter Review Commission has had several people testify on the benefits of shifting the election of county level officials to Ranked Choice Voting rather than the Montana primary. No one has testified on behalf of keeping the Montana primary.

It is time for a change. The voters do not like the current system.


At 4:17 PM, Blogger Chad Lupkes said...

Excellent! Would this apply to county level and below, or also to the LD races?

At 9:12 PM, Blogger Kelly Haughton said...

The proposal is for just county level offices as the Commission is only empowered to influence county level offices.


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