2016 Ranked Choice Voting Initiative Launched!



With the endorsement and support of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon and its Linn/Benton County Chapter an initiative campaign has been launched in Benton County, Oregon, to elect the County Commissioners and Sheriff by ranked choice voting. The chief petitioners are Dan Rayfield, State Representative for House District 16, and Blair Bobier, a Corvallis lawyer, member of the Pacific Green Party, and long-time electoral reform activist. This is intended as part of a long-term strategy to bring RCV to other local Oregon elections and eventually institute it statewide.  A Political Action Committee has been formed, an initiative petition filed, and a website is up (Better Ballot Benton).  Read more here.