Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked Choice Voting was approved by Benton County Voters in November 2016 through passage of ballot measure 2-100.  Ranked Choice Voting is only used when a minimum of three candidates are listed on the General Election ballot, for the office of Benton County Commissioner.  Ranked Choice Voting was first implemented during the November 2020 General Election.  The process could be used again in 2022, if the three candidate requirement is met.

Additional details about the Ranked Choice Voting process are available in the following documents:

Rules for Implementation

Measure text and explanatory statement for ballot measure 2-100

For more information, including a mock County Commissioner contest complete with a legendary spokesperson, mock commission candidates and a practice ballot, go to our new Ranked Choice Voting website BentonBetterBallot.com!