Why change the system, and why change it now?

In November 2016, a majority of Benton County voters chose to amend the County Charter to elect county officials using RCV. The November 2020 General Election, may be the first election in which voters cast their vote in a contest using RCV. Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is only used when a minimum of three candidates are nominated for the countywide office in the General Election.