Curious about Ranked-Choice Voting? Minneapolis, Maine and New York City have made the switch. Or maybe you've heard about the Fair Representation Act (H.R. 4000) before the U.S. Congress. Electoral reform in the U.S. is gaining momentum.
Most countries in the world vote differently than we do here in the United States. Simple plurality or “first past the post” voting, meaning voters mark one choice and the person with the most votes wins, is used primarily in the U.K., the U.S. and other former colonies of Great Britain. Plurality voting is easy to use and understand, but it discourages sincere voting and, compared to other methods, is less effective at electing the candidate(s) who are most representative of the people.
On Friday January 31, 2020, the Alternative Voting Methodologies Study Team of the League of Women Voters of Delaware (LWVDE) will present information on alternative voting methodologies including:
- standard runoff elections
- instant-runoff ranked-choice voting
- range or "score" voting
- multi-member districting
We'll have ballot demonstration exercises so attendees can experience how it feels to vote in different ways, and see how the outcome differs depending on the voting methodology used.
Challenge your own assumptions! Join us on January 31 in the large meeting room of the Lewes Public Library.
Please feel free to download and share the event flyer.
The event is free. The public is invited, but space is limited, so advance reservations are required.