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Multnomah County

Ranked choice voting passed in Multnomah County, 69% to 31% in the November 2022 elections.

Starting in 2026, county officers will be elected at the general election using instant runoff ranked choice voting and Multnomah County voters will be able to ranked their preferred candidates in order of preference. Primaries will be eliminated for county office races and all candidates will compete in the November election. Stay tuned for more implementation information!

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What is RCV?

Ranked Choice Voting fixes our broken election system by giving voters more power and more choices. Elections now are dominated by negative campaigning, Big Money and wealthy special interests. Too many people are shut out from participating in a government that doesn’t look like them and doesn’t represent them.

RCV is as easy as 1-2-3. Voters rank candidates in order of preference instead of voting for just one candidate.

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Why RCV?

RCV brings more voices into our elections and greater diversity to government. It increases voter participation, encourages coalition-building and rewards positive campaigning.

RCV improves our elections. Voters get to vote honestly and express their true preferences. RCV solves the "spoiler" issue and means that no vote will ever be a "wasted" vote.

Ranked Choice Voting elects candidates with the broadest possible public support.

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