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Ranked choice voting for decal competition will help voters get excited about 2019

Ranked choice voting for decal competition will help voters get excited about  2019

Arlington, a northern Virginia suburb just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, is looking to get voters excited about this coming election cycle, sooner rather than later. And city officials are calling on artists and designers to lead the way.

As a way to create enthusiasm around the upcoming election, Arlington plans to host a decal competition where the winner is selected through ranked choice voting, similar New York City’s own election design competition.

Every four years, NYC’s Campaign Finance Board holds a popular design competition for the sticker voters receive after casting their ballots and Arlington is looking to catch some of that excitement with a competition to design a logo for the next year’s election.

Ranked choice voting will be used to determine the winning design. Arlington County voters might soon have more opportunities to use RCV, especially if HB 932, a bill recently introduced by Commonwealth Delegate Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) is passed, which would allow candidates to the board of supervisors to be elected with RCV.

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