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Cary's mistake

Carol Everett // Published May 14, 2009 in News and Observer
I was very disappointed to learn in your May 8 Under the Dome that our Cary Town Council members decided against further use of Instant Runoff Voting, especially since the majority of Cary residents in two different polls voted overwhelmingly in favor of IRV. This voting method also had broad-based support from many local organizations.

In these difficult times of economic stress, IRV was a commonsense solution that could have saved the town of Cary the tens of thousands of dollars required to hold poorly attended runoff elections.

Fortunately for residents of the town of Hendersonville, they do have council members who listen to their constituents. Hendersonville's forward-thinking town council wisely voted to continue to use IRV. May it serve them well.