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Ranked Choice Voting Seminars Scheduled

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Vermont Secretary of State Sarah Copeland Hanzas announced a two-part series of virtual forums which her office will co-host with the League of Women Voters of Vermont (LWVVT) to discuss Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). As interest has grown in RCV, in the state legislature and among municipalities, interest groups and voters, the Secretary and LWVVT hope these discussions will inform the debate and raise the profile of this system of voting.

“Ranked Choice Voting is a new and powerful way of choosing our leaders, and we know that Vermont legislators will be considering RCV legislation next session,” said Secretary Copeland Hanzas. “I wanted to work with the League of Women Voters to bring the public, stakeholders, and experts together to discuss, learn, and explore it as the legislative work continues.”

The first forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Ryan Kirby of Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center will present an overview of Ranked Choice Voting, covering key concepts and presenting a simulation for participants to better understand what RCV is and how it works.

The second forum will take place on Wednesday, May 8, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. This session will dive into the details of administering RCV elections in Vermont, featuring Brattleboro Town Clerk Hilary Francis and Burlington Assistant City Clerk Sarah Montgomery.

To register for the May 1 forum, go to us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5Sz6w1_YtaKZikCfeRIwMA#/registration and here for the May 8 forum: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o3d1xlRJRgaqGjYlfE0qpA#/registration. Questions for the panelists about RCV can be submitted in advance to [email protected].

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