Seattle narrowly approves ranked-choice voting

About 51% of voters said Seattle should change its primary voting system away from the state’s top-two primary and 49% said no to the change, with a vote gap of almost exactly 6,000 votes.

The results on the second ballot question were much clearer: 76% said the new primary system should be ranked-choice voting and 24% chose approval voting.

Ranked-choice voting allows people to rank candidates on their ballot in numerical order of preference. Approval voting lets voters select as many candidates as they want, but assigns no rank to those choices.

Nearly 50 cities and counties in the U.S. currently allow voters to select or rank multiple candidates in

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