State Legislature a step closer to Stripping Fargo of Local Control Over Voting

For the past several election cycles, Fargo has had a unique challenge — lots of candidates. It resulted in elections being won with small percentages of votes. To address the issue, the City switched to ‘approval voting’; it’s a system whereby voters select all the candidates they approve of holding office. The initiative to switch to approval voting was implemented by vote of Fargo citizens, it passed with 63.5% supporting.

Well, the legislature is on the way to saying no to Fargo addressing its election needs. On February 15, the House approved House Bill 1273 by a vote of 74-19. The bill prohibits ranked choice and approval voting in elections. Get the full story from Inforum linked below.

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Melissa Van Der Stad, InForum


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