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Ranked-choice voting another (tentative) step closer to reality

Arlington leaders continue to take tentative steps away from winner-take-all elections for County Board elections. But whether voters will have the option in November 2023 remains an open question. County Board Chairman Katie Cristol on Sept. 20 announced that the...

Challenger raps incumbent for dragging feet on ranked-choice voting

Is Arlington County Board member, and candidate for re-election, Matt de Ferranti just a poseur when it comes to support for moving from a winner-take-all election process to ranked-choice voting? That was the implication from one of his challengers during...

For once, election proves to be a sweet treat for voters

When it comes to the instant-runoff method of voting, it truly isn’t over ’til it’s over. Just ask a delicious but ultimately ill-fated cheesecake, which was leading through four rounds of a just-for-kicks primer on the ranked-choice-voting method conducted by...

Learn about ranked-choice voting through … desserts!

How does one encourage the public to test out a newfangled form of voting? Offering them sweet treats is as good a start as any. And that’s the plan of the League of Women Voters of Arlington and Alexandria City,...

Updated: Changes in Arlington voting process unlikely to be rushed

With the 2021 election season a blissfully fading memory, it’s time to turn to 2022 – and the possibility that ranked-choice voting will be implemented for Arlington County Board races.

Ranked-choice voting could move to front burner in 2022

With the 2021 election season a blissfully fading memory, it’s time to turn to 2022 – and the possibility that ranked-choice voting will be implemented for Arlington County Board races. Following an early-October work session on the subject between Arlington...

Technology to put limits on ‘ranked-choice’ voting

Say Arlington leaders decide to move to a ranked-choice voting method for County Board races. And say that six people decide to make a run for office. Voters likely will only have the opportunity to “rank” their top three choices,...

Arlington candidates back ranked-choice voting

All four of those on the Nov. 2 Arlington County Board ballot have professed their fealty to holding future County Board elections via a ranked-choice method, but challengers say the incumbent board members are slow-walking the process out of...

Arlington Co. Board work session to focus on ranked-choice voting

Arlington County Board members next month will take a closer look at the proposal to impose ranked-choice voting on County Board elections. Board members have slated an Oct. 5 work session with election personnel to discuss the option, which has...

Letter: More bone-headed nuttiness from Arlington leaders

Editor: For a community that uses the word “equity” unceasingly, Arlington hosting a test-run of ranked-choice voting rings with irony. Ranked-choice voting penalizes voters with lower levels of literacy and those with limited Internet access – often poor, minority and...
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