Wednesday, October 19, 2011
City Council race and bullet voting
But just because you can vote for five doesn't mean you should vote for five! You can bullet vote!
Say there's a person you really want to see win or retain a city council seat, but he or she was not among the top five vote getters in September's preliminary election. By casting only one (or two) votes, you raise the ranking of your candidate without raising the ranking of candidates about whom you feel less passionately.
Here's a good description of the pros and cons of bullet voting, and when to use or not use the tactic.
Photo from Theresa Thompson's photostream at Flickr.