Sample Resolution
Resolution 07-01-2008
July 1 2008

Regarding the implementation of Choice Voting

WHEREAS one of the primary objectives of Associated Students’ Government is to increase access to higher education

WHEREAS students vote to elect their representatives in the campus community

WHEREAS students should have the option to choose the system of voting used to elect their representatives in the larger campus community

WHEREAS the system of Plurality Voting allows a representative to be elected by a minority of votes

BE IT RESOLVED that the Elections Committee strongly encourages the Senate to approve a constitutional amendment allowing students the option of Choice Voting as an alternative to the current system of Plurality Voting.
Jane S. Smith
Chair, Associated Students’ Elections Committee
Joe Political
Vice-Chair, Associated Students’ Elections Committee

Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
A better election system
Lowell Sun

Election expert Doug Amy explains how choice voting can "inject new blood" into the elections of Lowell (MA), and give voters a greater incentive to participate.

October 16th 2009
Haven't Detroit voters spoken enough?
Livingston Daily

In Detroit, there have been three mayors in the past two years and the current one has come under scrutiny. Perhaps a system like instant runoff voting will help bring political stability to motor city.

August 21st 2009
Black candidate for Euclid school board to test new voting system
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Limited voting, a form of proportional voting, will be used in Euclid (OH), in the hopes of allowing better representation of minorities.

July 2nd 2009
Reforming Albany
New York Times

FairVote's Rob Richie responds in a letter to the editor making the case for proportional voting systems to bring substantive reform to New York's legislature.