Maine became the first state to use the ranked voting system statewide starting only in 2018. Since then, a flurry of states and localities have been considering a switch to the unique system. A change to ranked voting and away from the universally used plurality voting system is beginning to be seen by many in both parties as a potential gamechanger. Seven Utah county cities have now opted in to a ranked voting pilot. This article is written by Connor Richards, Daily Herald:
Seven Utah County cities have indicated so far that they plan on using ranked-choice voting in this year’s municipal elections as part of the Utah Alternative Voting Methods Pilot Project.
Those cities and towns are: Lehi, Springville, Woodland Hills, Goshen, Genola, Payson and Vineyard. They are among more than a dozen cities throughout the state, including Salt Lake City, Draper and Sandy, that have opted into the pilot project this year.
Other cities and towns have until May 10 to notify the Utah Office of Elections whether they will participate in the pilot, which ends in January 2026.