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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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Editorial: A better alternative to instant-runoff voting?

A letter-writer (Brian Stephenson, to be exact) brought to our attention a seldom-mentioned option for changing the current winner-take-all voting process, and we admit that it kind of strikes our fancy. It’s called “approval voting,” and while similar to the...

Community will have chance to try out ranked-choice voting

It won’t be coming to polling places across Arlington this fall, but those who want to try out the “ranked-choice” (or “instant-runoff”) form of election will have a chance next week. The Arlington County Office of Voter Registration & Elections...

Leaders: Instant-runoff voting will not be forgotten

Arlington’s elected leaders proclaim their support for moving from winner-take-all County Board elections to the ranked-choice (also known as instant-runoff) model. But some in the community have a sneaking suspicion that their words may not be matched by their...

Arlington election officials to give instant-runoff voting a test run

The first instant-runoff election conducted by Arlington election officials will occur next month. But it’ll be just a trial run. County elections chief Gretchen Reinemeyer told Electoral Board members on June 30 that she wanted to test out voting equipment...

Letter: Wave of the future is ranked-choice voting

Editor: In an era of extreme partisanship and polarization, there’s one common denominator between the two parties. Both want to use ranked-choice voting, a ballot change that lets a voter rank the candidates. It works through a series of eliminations...

Instant-runoff voting seems unlikely for 2021

Despite some pushback from activists, Arlington officials appear in no rush to bring ranked-choice (or “instant-runoff”) voting to November’s County Board race. “That is unlikely,” Arlington director of elections Gretchen Reinemeyer told Electoral Board members recently. County Board members have had...

Letter: Instant-runoff voting will be beneficial

Editor: I am happy to see Arlington County and its election officials want to encourage ranked-choice (or instant-runoff) voting, as reported in the Sun Gazette. Progressives, including the Green Party and independents, have wanted this voting process for many...
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New School Board member receives liaison assignments

New Arlington School Board member Bethany Sutton has her assignments. School Board members on Feb. 2 are expected to approve...
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