Seattle is making the news again for its electoral reforms. There is a new push for approval voting ballot measure going on there. This article by Daniel Beekman is published by Seattle Times. Here is an excerpt:
A campaign for a 2022 ballot measure that would move Seattle to “approval voting” for the city’s primary elections has attracted a big-money backer.
The Seattle Approves initiative campaign, launched in November, accepted $160,000 last month from the Center for Election Science, a nonprofit national think tank focused on the “approval voting” method, according to financial disclosures.
Under the Seattle Approves proposal, voters could vote for multiple candidates in a crowded primary race. The two candidates with the most votes would advance to the general election as they do now. In the general election, voters would vote for only one candidate, as is the case now. Approval voting is similar to but not the same as ranked-choice voting, which some other Seattle-area reformers want to implement here.