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Monthly Marin Rank Voting Meeting @ College of Marin

Date:
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Bob Richard
Email:
Perfers Phone - Emails sometimes get lost
Phone:
(415) 256-9393
Address:
P. O. Box 235 Kentfield, CA 94914-0235
Location Details:
Off 101 through Greenbrae on Sir Francis Drake - 101 Turn off Between Corte Madera and Richmond/San Rafael Bridge Turn off

Between College and Laurel

Marin Ranked Voting monthly meeting - Every 3rd Wen.
Start: 06/20/2007 - 7:00pm
End: 06/20/2007 - 9:00pm
Timezone: Etc/GMT+7
Body:

Marin Ranked Voting's monthly meeting will be held at the Student Services Building on the College of Marin campus in Kentfield on Wednesday, June 20 at 7:00pm.

Everyone interested in better ways of choosing public officials is encouraged to drop by.

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* Marin Ranked Voting monthly meeting(event)(11 days)
* Election Advisory Committee Annual Community Meeting(event)(12 days)
* Forum on implications of French presidential election(event)(12 days)
* Marin Ranked Voting monthly meeting(event)(39 days)

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AB 1294, AB 1662 both pass the California Assembly

Update June 6, 2007 -- AB 1294, which would allow all cities and counties -- not just those with home rule charters -- to use ranked voting methods, passed the California Assembly this morning. The vote was 42-25.

Later in the day, AB 1662, which would let overseas voters use ranked ballots when the time between first round and runoff is short, also passed. The vote was 67-0.

An audio transcript of the AB 1294 debate is posted here. Details will follow soon.

Election Advisory Committee annual community meeting is June 21

May 25, 2007 -- Lowell Finley, Deputy Secretary of State for Voting Systems Certification and Policy, will speak at the first annual community meeting of the Marin County Election Advisory Committee on June 21. For details, see this calendar page.

Los Angeles City Council considers IRV

By Steven Hill

June 5, 2007 -- On Wednesday, June 13, the Rules & Elections Committee of the Los Angeles City Council will hold an important hearing on using instant runoff voting in Los Angeles for local elections. It’s crucial that we turn out as many people as possible to this hearing, and also that we generate numerous letters, emails and phone calls to targeted city council members (see sample letter and talking points below).
[ Continue reading this article ]


Assembly Bill 1294 would allow all cities and counties to adopt ranked voting

By Rob Dickinson

February 25, 2007 -- AB 1294, introduced on February 23 by Assemblymembers Gene Mullin (D-19) and Mark Leno (D-13), would allow all local jurisdictions (cities, counties, and districts) to use ranked voting systems to elect their representatives.

Assembly Bill 1662 would use ranked voting to aid overseas absentee voters

By Bob Richard

February 24, 2007 -- AB 1662, introduced yesterday by Assemblymember Paul Cook (R-65), includes CfER-sponsored language requiring that active members of the military who are stationed overseas be able to use ranked ballots when voting in elections that might lead to a runoff.

Numbers that speak for themselves

November 8, 2006. - Ranked voting was a big, big winner at the polls yesterday. Analysis will follow; for the moment, these numbers speak for themselves:

* Oakland, CA
o Yes: 64,093 (68.6%)
o No: 29,299 (31.4%)
* Davis, CA
o Yes: 11,620 (55.4%)
o No: 9,352 (44.6%)
* Pierce County, WA
o Yes: 103,407 (52.9%)
o No: 91,949 (47.1%)
* Minneapolis, MN
o Yes: 78,741 (64.9%)
o No: 42,493 (35.1%)

All figures are now final.

Since 1998, 13 of 14 ballot measures have been approved by voters. For the details see this table.

Last updated December 5, 2006

Who We Are

Marin Ranked Voting is a nonpartisan group of Marin County, California, residents working to make government more representative of all citzens. We promote better methods of choosing public officials in which voters can rank candidates in order of preference.


Winners on November 7
Oakland, California
Davis, California
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pierce County, Washington

Other Local Campaigns
Santa Monica Ranked Voting
Los Angeles VoteFIRE
Central Valley Electoral Reform
Humboldt Voters' Association

Statewide and National Organizations
FairVote - The Center for Voting and Democracy
Californians for Electoral Reform
California IRV Coalition

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