The campaign to bring ranked choice voting to Benton County, Oregon, recently turned in nearly 4,600 signatures to the county clerk, 150% of the number of valid signatures needed. This virtually guarantees the initiative will be on the November ballot. Alan Zundel, candidate for Oregon Secretary of State running on a platform of election reform, gathered one quarter of the total number of signatures submitted!
Along with co-petitioners Blair Bobier and Oregon Representative Dan Rayfield, Alan has been one of the volunteers helping plan the campaign from its beginnings in late 2015. They started collecting signatures in April with a few volunteers and finished up over the past weekend, surpassing their original goal and achieving their most ambitious one.
The ranked choice voting campaign will now focus on passing the initiative in the general election.