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Please note that from this point forward this method of voting will be referred to as 'Ranked Choice Voting'. The first Ranked Choice Voting election was held on November 4, 2008.
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Ranked Choice Voting does not apply to the election of state and federal officials or the adoption of ballot measures. RCV does not apply to federal and state elections or the elections for Port of Tacoma, cities and towns, school districts, fire districts, park districts, water districts, sewer districts, or drainage districts.
One traditional ballot (Federal, State and local issues) One or more RCV ballots (Pierce County RCV races)Your RCV ballot(s) will look different from the traditional ballot.
Each race is listed three times across the ballot.
You may rank up to three choices.
Mark your first choice in the first column by completing the arrow pointing to your choice. Mark your second choice, selecting a different candidate in the second column. Mark your third choice, selecting a different candidate in the third column.
The candidate who receives the fewest number of first-choice votes is eliminated from the race after each round. Voters who selected an eliminated candidate as their first choice, will have their second and third choices distributed appropriately.-Your second choice will only be counted if your first-choice candidate has been eliminated. Your third choice will only be counted if both your first-choice and second-choice candidates have been eliminated. These rounds will continue until one candidate has a majority. At certification of the election, if a candidate has a majority, that candidate is elected and the algorithm will not be applied. Additional procedures are necessary for conducting RCV elections in Pierce County.
County Charter Amendment No. 7 standardized the filing requirements for all RCV candidates, including Partisan, Non-Partisan and Minor/Independent candidates. The deadline for becoming a certified RCV Write-in Candidate is Friday, October 2, 2009. Click here for more information.