Current state law does not allow non-charter jurisdictions (most counties and cities in Washington) to use any election method other than plurality (first past the post). This means that the only electoral system available to most Washington residents is the one that, on many counts, is the most flawed. The Local Options Bill (HB 1722 / SB 5708) seeks to change this by creating a uniform law under which jurisdictions throughout the state may adopt Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).
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