Preference Voting:

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 2:39pm

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Tue, 05-31-2011 - 10:42pm
Just as an FYI, Sam is a woman.

 

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 12:31am
TYVM Cat, I'm a Samantha (been asked a couple of time if we weren't a gay couple, he's Peter & I prefer being called Sam)

The way it was done here in Pierce Co, was you rank you voted who you wanted 1st, 2nd & 3rd. Who ever got the most votes (no matter the ranking) they moved on to the next election. I just asked my DH what he had thought about it & he didn't think it was worth it. He felt we got bombarted with stuff from 10 different people for 10 or 12 different candates.

-Sam, mom to 3; grandma to 3
~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 8:13am

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Wed, 06-01-2011 - 1:10pm
Since Sam explained how the system in Pierce County was set up, I won't reiterate that. :)

Primary voting in WA state - it was changed to this new system because both the Dems & the GOPs (although the GOPs were the first to complain) felt that a certain block of voters would vote for the 'weakest' opposition candidate...thus setting up a campaign where, i.e., the 'weakest' GOP would run against the "strongest" Dem. It was pure bunk but once the GOP tried to change things the Dems got involved too. (One reason I don't belong to ANY political party.)

Initially, they had it changed so that, in a Primary election (NOT a General Election), the voter had to declare themselves as GOP, Dem or IND. That meant that you received a ballot on which ONLY GOP, Dem or IND candidates were shown. The voters of WA state felt that this was an invasion of our privacy...not to mention the fact that our state does not require a citizen to choose a party when registering to vote. After much haggling, the current system came to be. I'm not yet sure how I like it. Only time will tell.

 nwtreehugger  

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