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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 8:10 pm | Updated: 8:10 pm, Sat Aug 17, 2013.

Six years ago, city voters in Santa Fe jumped on the election-reform bandwagon by approving ranked-choice voting for municipal elections as soon as it became technologically feasible.

The electoral system —also known as instant-runoff voting — has not yet been put in place here, however, and City Clerk Yolanda Vigil said in an interview last week that she’s certain it won’t be used for the next municipal election in March 2014.

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3 comments:

  • Adam Friedman posted at 7:05 pm on Mon, Aug 19, 2013.

    amfriedman Posts: 1

    What an incredibly cynical and anti-populist mayor. If 65 percent of the people voted to institute ranked-choice voting, then don't be so arrogant as to say they don't know what they voted for! Instead, honor the people and develop a roadmap to get us closer to implementation of this reform, so people can get true majority rule, instead of vote splitting, vote spoiling, and rule by faction.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:47 am on Mon, Aug 19, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1688

    As usual, Coss has no respect for the opinions of Santa Fe's peons.

    Where are our 4,000 jobs?

     
  • John Franco posted at 11:21 am on Sun, Aug 18, 2013.

    JohnFranco Posts: 61

    typical double speak by Coss and his crony Zamora, they know its easier to manipulate the field by encouraging candidates to flood the ballot!

     

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