It's time we vote for the candidates we really want (Opinion)

Read this important opinion piece on OregonLive in favor of Ranked Choice Voting. Continue reading

Ranked Choice Voting on Benton County Ballot for November

Photo of the campaign team turning in 4,500 signatures on 9 August! Press Release: The Benton County Elections Department has notified the Benton County Ranked Choice Voting campaign that its charter amendment initiative will be on the November ballot.  Continue reading

Benton County Comissioners back Ranked Choice Voting initiative!

All three Benton County Commissioners have now individually endorsed a Ranked Choice Voting initiative expected to be on the ballot this November. Read the full press release here. Continue reading

Green Party candidates working for Electoral Reform!

Pacific Green Party candidate for Oregon Secretary of State Alan Zundel and Alex Polikoff (running for Oregon House District 23) have been at the Corvallis Farmers Market gathering signatures for an historic Ranked Choice Voting election reform initiative. The initiative, sponsored by an alliance of Democratic and Green party members, would institute ranked choice voting in Benton County, Oregon.  For more information click here.  You too can work towards election reform by volunteering to collect signatures for this initiative and other petition efforts across the state.  

Ranked voting choice measure gains momentum

Good article in the Corvallis Gazette-Times covering our Ranked Choice Voting initiative and the progress we've made so far, gathering about 2,000 signatures towards a required 2,895 to get on the ballot.  We plan to gather around 3,600 signatures to make sure we have enough valid signatures, and we still need volunteers!  Contact Blair Bobier at 503.559.6176 or blairbobier@hotmail.com to get scheduled, trained, and given the materials you need. 

Volunteers needed for RCV Signature Drive!

We're just over half way on signatures to qualify our Ranked Choice Voting Initiative for the Benton County ballot.  But we still have a long way to go and we really, really need some extra hands to put this over the top.  On Sunday-Monday July 3rd and 4th there will be a Riverfront Music Festival in Corvallis. This is a great opportunity for volunteering a couple hours to collect signatures for our historic initiative and then enjoy the music and food.   Contact Blair Bobier 503.559.6176 or blairbobier@hotmail.com to get scheduled, trained, and given the materials you need.  Thanks!  

474 Signatures Gathered for Benton RCV Initiative

  Breaking News Thanks to the efforts of Alan Zundel and others volunteers have been circulating the Ranked Choice Voting Initiative in Benton County for signatures.  Our goal is to reach 3,500 signatures by July.  We need volunteers to gather signatures in Benton County - click here to volunteer or donate!

Ranked Choice Voting Initiative Launched!

  BREAKING NEWS The Pacific Green Party of Oregon and the Linn/Benton Chapter are launching an initiative campaign in Benton County, Oregon, to elect the County Commissioners and Sheriff by Ranked Choice Voting. A Political Action Committee has been formed, an initiative petition filed, and a website is up (Better Ballot Benton).  The chief petitioners are Dan Rayfield, State Representative for House District 16, and Blair Bobier. Read more about the initiative here.

Where To Bring Ranked Choice Voting in Oregon

  ... the roilings of the two dominant political parties by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have more in common than “voter anger.” Both stem from serious defects in our plurality voting system: vote splitting and spoilers ... Learn how these defects can be fixed by Instant Runoff Voting in Oregon by reading this blog post at the Social and Ecological Justice Review authored by Alan Zundel, candidate for Pacific Green nomination to run for Oregon Secretary of State.