As co-president of the League of Women Voters of Humboldt County, I'm writing to support Mayor Seaman in her opposition to California Assembly Bill 2808. This bill would repeal the use of ranked-choice voting (RCV) in any state or local election. Although Alaska and Maine are the only states currently using RCV for state primary, congressional and presidential elections, many cities have adopted its use, including the city of Eureka ("Eureka Council Moves Forward Ranked Choice Voting, New Ward Maps," posted Nov. 19).
For those unfamiliar with RCV, there is an excellent explanation available from the LWV of Oakland: www.my.lwv.org/california/oakland/voters-toolbox/ranked-choice-voting.
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Jessica Schlachter, Arcata