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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Alternative Voting Systems Study and Consensus

The Presidential election of 2000, where the outcome was still in doubt 3 weeks later, challenged America’s complacency about the accuracy and fairness of our plurality voting system. In fact, several other democratic nations use a variety of voting systems to conduct elections.

The LWVMI is conducting a study of some of these alternate voting systems to answer the following question: Is the current method of plurality voting adequate under all circumstances, or should alternate systems be recommended?

Sherrill Smith will lead the discussion of 3 alternate voting methods, and lead the group through the consensus process.

Since this is a consensus meeting, no guests are allowed. Only LWV local members can participate.

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