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WA Town Uses Choice Voting With Success

Residents of Vashon-Maury Island (WA) on November 7 used choice voting to elect a nine-member Community Council. 858 voters turned out, and 97% of ballots were filled out correctly. Voters marked paper ballots, and administrators entered votes into OpenSTV, an open-source, freeware application useful for administering elections under different voting systems.

The body is an Unincorporated Area Community Council recognized by King County.

[Read the Council press release]
[More about choice voting]
[Download election software for choice and instant runoff voting]