Our efforts brought Santa Monica significantly closer to fair elections last week. On Tuesday, September 13th the council voted (5-1) to state an on-going interest in ranked voting and direct staff to monitor the upcoming ranked voting election in San Francisco. The motion was made by Councilmember Kevin McKeown and seconded by Councilmember Ken Genser. The first part of the motion was added by a Councilmember Shriver.
Having declared an interest in ranked voting, this city is paving the way for all cities to be able to adopt the voting system that they choose.
In addition, as a result of our efforts, it looks like our city clerk will travel to San Francisco this November to observe their ranked voting election. Our city has a lot to learn from other cities, many of them in this state, that are implementing this system right now.
Way to go everybody!