Monday, October 04, 2004

Good story on San Francisco's use of instant runoff voting

I was just in the land of instant runoff voting (isn't that what everyone calls San Francisco now?)

Here is a nice AP story on the upcoming November election where voters will get a first choice *and* a second choice for municipal elections in San Francisco.

Wouldn't that be nice in every election?

I've got a part-time job working on this stuff (and walked a lot of precincts in 2002 for this measure in San Francisco), so consider this my disclosure that I am interested party.

If you like instant runoff voting, then join the Midwest Democracy Center.

And speaking joining the Midwest Democracy Center, this Saturday at 6 pm we're having a house party in Chicago with former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. He's turned into a progressive advocate in Washington State with a good website here and a new book out: Of Grunge and Government. At the house party, 20 bucks gets you a book and an introductory membership to the Midwest Democracy Center, so we can continue to lobby for smarter elections.

Email me at and I'll send you the address to the house party.

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