| Skyler Beltran | Lehi Free Press |
The Lehi City Council voted to continue the Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) state pilot program during Tuesday’s meeting. The Council also brought back the Primary Election after foregoing it in 2021.
“I would suggest we have a Primary but utilize RCV for both the Primary and the General [elections],” said Councilman Paul Hancock to kick off the council discussion after public comment.
”I like RCV.
After Councilman Hancock expressed favor for RCV but also wanted to bring back the Primary Election, the discussion continued with Councilman Mike Southwick, who has been a steady supporter of RCV from the beginning.
“I like RCV. I like it without the Primary because it saves the city some money. I could go with the Primary, but I definitely want RCV voting,” said Southwick.
With a 3-2 vote motioned by Hancock and seconded by Albrecht, the city opted into RCV for the 2023 municipal election.