Posted on July 10, 2006
The Davis, CA City Council members on July 11 placed choice voting on the November ballot. A "yes" to the advisory question will ask the City Council to consider implementation pending the city's formal chartering.
Students at the University of California - Davis, who successfully adopted the system for use in campus elections, urged the city's charter review commission to consider reform. Upon studying the benefits for fair representation and voter choice, commissioners unanimously recommended choice voting for city elections. The Davis story shows that dedicated advocates can sell choice voting and other reforms on their merits.
[Sacramento Bee Article On Choice Voting]
[Davis Citizens for Representation at DavisChoiceVoting.org]
[Bring Proportional Voting Methods to Your City]
[More on Choice Voting in Davis, CA]
[FairVote's City Council Election Methods Manual]
[Info on Choice Voting Generally]
[Choice Voting: A History of Success in Cambridge, MA]