YES for INSTANT
Rep Candidates endorse IRV ballot questions in two districts. From left
to right: Peter Kocot (Democrat), Michael Aleo (Green) and Ellen Story (Democrat).
voting system has a big problem: it can let some candidates win with narrow
support, sometimes as little as 30% or less. Fortunately, there is a solution:
Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) ensures that the winner has the support of the
majority of voters and provides a runoff count without the extra cost and
reduced voter participation of a second election.
it works: In a race with three or more candidates, voters rank
the candidates in order of preference (1st choice, 2nd, 3rd, etc. ). If
no candidate wins a majority, the votes for the candidate who came in last
are moved to those voters’ 2nd choice. This process is repeated until
one candidate wins by getting a majority of votes.
a majority of votes to win
5 - Hatfield,
4 - Amherst and Granby
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Box 3553, Amherst, MA 01004
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