Would you rather learn about ranked choice voting or get down to funk and soul hits of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s? Why not both, all in one evening!
Learn how it all works from the experts at Voter Choice Massachusetts, and then vote on your favorite songs, to be performed live by our 10-piece band, Skewed Mood.
Ranked Choice Voting is a simple change to the way we vote.
In most elections today, you pick one candidate. With Ranked Choice Voting, you can rank multiple candidates in the order you prefer them — 1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, and so on. If your 1st choice can’t win, your vote instantly counts toward your backup choice.
This solves a very big problem in our elections: the problem of “spoiler candidates” and vote-splitting. Today if you support an underdog candidate, you risk “throwing your vote away” on someone who can’t win. Or if you support one of the front-runners, you hope that a similar candidate won’t split their vote and hurt their chances. Too often our system pressures voters to choose the “lesser of two evils,” discourages candidates from running, and elects candidates without a majority of support.
Learn more at this fun and upbeat event!
Takes place from 5-8pm at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, Union Hall, 80 Main Street (Route 62), Downtown, Hudson, MA.
All are welcome to participate!