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City Councilor Proposes Choice Voting for Providence, RI

Providence Choice VotingWith the Providence City Council weighing the addition of new “at-large” seats to its existing 15 single member districts, the city may have a chance to make municipal government more representative. City Councilman Seth Yurdin has used the opportunity to introduce a resolution that would add six at-large seats to the council, to be elected through the choice voting method of proportional representation. Choice voting has long been used by nearby Cambridge (MA) and has the support of State Rep. David Segal. Co-authored by FairVote RI Director Ari Savitzky, Segal has published a recent piece in the Providence Journal to make the case for choice voting in Providence.

[Providence Journal Op. Ed.]
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