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Ranked-choice voting is on the way to Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY — Ranked-choice voting will come to Salt Lake City in time for the next municipal election in November. 

Salt Lake provides biggest test of ranked-choice

Members of the Salt Lake City Council voted 6-1 to approve ranked-choice voting in November. The move eliminates a primary election before then. 

With ranked-choice voting, voters rank the candidates on the ballot in order of preference, rather than casting just one vote. A candidate needs more than 50% of the vote to win; if no candidate receives that much support, the ballots go through another round of counting. The candidate with the fewest “first choice” votes becomes eliminated, and counters look at the second choice on the ballots…



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