Monday, February 12, 2007

Blue Ribbon Panel on Ranked Choice Voting

Pierce County Auditor Pat McCarthy has formed a Blue Ribbon Review Panel to provide input and feedback as we proceed with writing the voting protocols for carrying out a ranked choice (or instant runoff) election as called for in the newly revised Pierce County Charter. It is important to establish an open and transparent rulemaking process. The ultimate goal is to create a successful Ranked Choice Voting System in Pierce County that will be sustainable.

The tentative schedule of meetings is as follows:

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

These meetings will be held at the Pierce County Election Center located at 3009 South 36th Street in Tacoma from 6 pm to 8 pm. The public is welcome to attend.

The members of the panel are:

Cathy Brewis, Tacoma News Tribune
Patty Rose, Pierce County Labor Council
Kevin Phelps, Landmark Convention Center
Nathe Lawver, Pierce County Democratic Party
Deryl McCarty, Pierce County Republican Party
Ruth Bennett, Libertarian Party of Washington State
Barbara Seitle, League of Women Voters of Washington
Dennis Jones, Pierce County Veterans Advisory Council
Katie Blinn, Office of Secretary of State
Jeff Even, Office of Attorney General
Chris Ensor, Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities



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