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Alternative Voting/Election Systems Presentation - NCC Session 2

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Bear Library

101 Governors Place

Bear, DE 19701

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"The person with the most votes wins." Simple. Ingrained in us. But arguably NOT the best way to vote. Join us on Jan 25 to learn more.

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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 Saturday Jan 25, 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, and 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.

The public is invited, but space is limited, so advance reservations are required. The event is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

Challenge your own assumptions. Join us on January 25 at the Bear Library , Meeting Room 1A.

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