February 10, 2010

Channel 17 poll

Vote!

http://www.cctv.org/poll/instant-runoff-voting-irv-or-down

4 comments:

Dale Sheldon said...

Does One Person One Vote have a website? If they do, I can't find it.

Regardless, here's the problem: I agree with the OPOV people in so far as IRV being a poor system, but the arguments they use against it are poor arguments, and so I suspect they will lose this debate, hurt their cause, and lose the ballot issue.

How do I get in touch with these people? They have one week to prepare, and I want to help them.

Anonymous said...

This is a great poll! IRV is winning by a current score of 87% to 11%! At forum after forum in Burlington, there have been consistently more people in favor of keeping IRV than opposing it, period.

Anonymous said...

Dale Sheldon, you are so right.

If our's is supposed to be a representative form of government, IRV undermines it.

If we have but one vote, then it should be our's to cast, all the way, whatever the 'round' or 'runoff'.

I hope you've had some luck finding 'those people'; so far I've at least found you!

Anonymous said...

"If our's is supposed to be a representative form of government, IRV undermines it"

...by allowing people to simply rank a list a candidates?? Please...

"If we have but one vote, then it should be our's to cast, all the way, whatever the 'round' or 'runoff'"

...which s exactly what an IRV system does, period.