| B. Sakura Cannestra | SFGate |

David Newswanger, volunteer coordinator for Sunnyvale on behalf of the California Ranked Choice Voting Coalition, said changing the voting style would improve the way city elections operate. He said occasionally, people do not run for certain seats because they are afraid of taking votes away from other candidates. With ranked-choice voting, that becomes a non-issue.

Voters showed 68% support

Californians for Electoral Reform President Steve Chessin said at the Jan. 30 council meeting that a poll of Sunnyvale voters showed 68% support switching to ranked-choice voting. Chessin told San Jose Spotlight ranked-choice voting better indicates which candidate voters prefer because it does not allow for plurality elections, which is when no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote.

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