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Thursday, RCV/IRV bill hearing

This Thursday, October 12th in State House Hearing Room B-1 the Committee on Election Laws will hear bills on Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting. We have long supported RCV/IRV and use it for our elections. We support these bills:

  • S.380 / H.2897 “An Act providing a local option for ranked choice voting in city or town elections”
  • H.377 “An Act to promote better voting practices” — “[use of ranked choice voting for state offices:] governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of the commonwealth, state treasurer, state auditor, and representative and senator in the general court.”

Voter Choice Massachusetts, who have led the fight for these bills and RCV/IRV in Massachusetts, aims to pack the room with at least 50 supporters. They are asking supporters to arrive at 1:30PM so they can prep for the hearing at 2PM.

If you want to testify, tell Adam:

  1. Get to the hearing room (B-1) at 1:30PM on October 12th. Don’t be late!
  2. Keep your remarks brief (under two minutes) and most importantly, personal. When speaking, use real examples whenever possible.

If you can’t make it to the hearing, you can send testimony to all members of the Joint Committee on Election Laws by emailing Henry.Kahn@masenate.gov.

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