Seattle is making the news once more for its electoral reforms. There is a new push for approval voting ballot measure going on there. This article by Reid Wilson is published by The Hill. Here is an excerpt:
The city of Seattle will decide whether to adopt a new style of voting that would allow voters to choose as many candidates as they like in future election contests.
The proposal, called “approval voting,” allows a voter to select every candidate of whom they approve in primary elections. The two candidates with the highest number of votes would advance to a general election, when voters would be allowed to choose between the two.
The group behind the initiative, Seattle Approves, submitted just over the 26,520 signatures necessary to qualify the measure for November’s ballot, according to King County Elections, which announced the results of the petition process on Wednesday.