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It’s Oscar Time

Posted by bsflag2007 on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

With our celebrity obsessed culture – maybe this would be a good time to mention the method used by Hollywood to choose the Oscar winners –choice voting, also known a proportional voting  – and suggest we adopt this method in HoCo for our electoral contests which involve more than two candidates or more than one spot (like the HoCo Board of Education).

There are lots of really good reasons to consider this method – but before we can debate it – we have to understand it.  Or not.

Maybe we should just put together a slick marketing plan :

“If it’s good enough for Hollywood, It’s good enough for us”

For more information you can check out sites like http://www.fairvote.org.

Give it some thought, we’ll come back to it later.

Cindy V.

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