Wednesday, October 19, 2011

City Council race and bullet voting

Elections are coming up on November 8, and we have ten candidates for five At Large seats on Springfield City Council.  So registered voters will get to vote for up to five candidates.

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.

1 comment:

Austan said...

Bullet voting is great strategy. Good going!