Returns show Broomfield voters in favor of ranked choice voting

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Broomfield voters are in favor of ranked choice voting, according to results Tuesday night.

Of 23,324 ballots returned as of 9:02 p.m., data shows 52% of voters are for the new voting method, while 48% are against.

The voting method would first be implemented in the Nov. 7, 2023 municipal election, and all elections after that.

Supporters say the voting method would determine the candidate with the strongest support, encourages civil campaigning, reduces wasted votes and eliminates the need for multiple elections. Opponents argued that it could be complicated and a vote might not count if every candidate an individual votes for is eliminated.