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New Bill Could Allow Ranked Choice Voting in Santa Clara County

May 10, 2023

A new state bill from two Silicon Valley legislators could put Santa Clara County one step closer to adopting ranked choice voting

Map of California cities using RCV

“Ranked choice voting encourages more clarity and cooperation among candidates that elevates the quality of the debate and lessens the vitriol and personal attacks that is far too commonplace during campaigns,” [Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee] said in a statement. “Additionally, less well-known or financially funded candidates may have a better chance of getting elected.”

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