Myeisha Boyd

Communications Fellow

Myeisha Boyd

Myeisha Boyd is the Communications Fellow at FairVote. She grew up in Danbury, CT and graduated from the University of Hartford in Connecticut with her Bachelor's Degree in Politics and Government. Prior to FairVote her past experience includes: being a Casework Intern for Senator Richard Blumenthal, where she assisted staff with constituent casework, a Student Volunteer in the Office of Presidential Correspondence for the Obama Administration, where she sent greeting requests, and a Legislative Aide Intern for Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford, CT, where she sent letters on behalf of the Mayor and monitored bills in the Connecticut State Capitol. Through both her educational and work experiences, she developed a passion for election reform, fair representation, advocacy and public policy. She is excited to join a team that looks beyond party lines to achieve a fairer democracy.

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Amherst Likely to Vote on Charter Commission Recommendations that include Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on August 07, 2017

In 2016, a Charter Commission in Amherst (MA) was approved by a majority with 60% voters in favor. The commission is proposing elections be held with ranked choice voting (RCV). The task of the Charter Commission is to study Amherst government and recommend changes within two years. After a 16 month study, the Charter Commission recommended replacing Town Meeting with a town council, among other recommendations. Charter Commission Chairman Andy Churchill said the proposal would call for 13 town councilors, three at large and two each will become five wards instead of the current 10 precincts. Churchill wrote, “We believe the result is a set of recommendations that reflect the varied interests of our residents.”

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