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What is RCV Anyway?
Voting Methods Team of the League of Women Voters of Bould
Published on: 6/17/2021
A letter from the LWVBC Voting Methods Team published in the Boulder Weekly
Archived Letters
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The Voter Newsletter

Another Look at Council Elections in Boulder County
Mark Parsons of the Voting Methods Team
Published on: 12/6/2021
In the February 2021 VOTER newsletter, our LWVBC Voting Methods Team presented a better way to display multi-winner Boulder and Lafayette council elections, using the 2019 Boulder council election results. By clicking on the link below, you can view the improved reporting of results for three 2021 Boulder County elections – this time including the Longmont 2-winner at-large council member election.
Who Would You Like to Honor with a Special Holiday Gift?
Anne Bryan
Published on: 12/6/2021
Sometimes it’s hard to think of just the right gift to express our feelings of friendship and gratitude, but LWVBC offers a wonderful opportunity to recognize and thank friends, family and colleagues during the holidays: give a gift in honor of or in memory of someone you care for and admire.
Voting Methods We Don't Recommend
Voting Methods Team
Published on: 10/31/2021
Some voting methods we don't recommend
Membership Renewal
Jean McGuire
Published on: 10/2/2021
Don't Forget to Renew Your Membership!
September Voter Now Available
Published on: 9/3/2021
This month's newsletter includes a call for volunteers for the 2021 election season, update on League efforts around redistricting, and a letter in memorial of Betty Bramhall.
LWVBC Financial Facts
Ruth Stemler
Published on: 7/30/2021
Would you like to know how we spend our money to Make Democracy Work for All? This article will give you a brief rundown.
2021 Election Season is underway! LWVBC Voter Service Needs you!
Mandy Nuku
Published on: 7/30/2021
Would you like to help fulfill our mission of educating and empowering voters? We are looking to fill two positions--Voter Registration Drive Coordinator and Ballot Issue Coordinator
New York City’s Mayoral Race Put IRV, a Ranking Voting Method, in the Headlines!
By Celeste Landry in consultation with Pat & Frank Venturo
Published on: 7/30/2021
Was the city of New York’s Democratic primary for mayor a good test case for Boulder? In 2023, Boulderites will elect their mayor using instant-runoff voting (IRV), the most well-known form of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV).
Gun Safety in Colorado
Sylvia Bernstein
Published on: 6/2/2021
News and actions on gun safety
From Membership June 2021
Debby Vink
Published on: 5/31/2021
Article from membership team
Voter Strategy in Instant-Runoff Voting and Approval Voting
By the Voting Methods Team
Published on: 5/9/2021
A talking point getting a lot of buzz recently states that voters have to be strategic when they fill out an approval voting ballot. We’d like to disentangle this accusation.
An End to Campaign Finance Corruption and More
Carolyn Elliot
Published on: 4/1/2021
Such a state of affairs would be music to my ears! It is possible, with the passage of the United States Senate Bill #1 (S #1), the “For the People” Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives (HR #1) March 3rd, and was presented in the U.S. Senate on March 8th, 2021.
Membership April 2021
Debby Vink
Published on: 4/1/2021
Welcome to New Members Jennifer Greene and Veniece Miller. Our current member count is 281.
What Is RCV Anyway?
Celeste Landry
Published on: 4/1/2021
The term ranked-choice voting (RCV) is so bandied about these days that it tends to take up all the oxygen in any discussion on better voting methods. However, RCV is actually an umbrella term referring to several, though not all, ranked-voting methods.
Presidents' Letter March 2021
Elizabeth Crowe
Published on: 3/1/2021
90 Never Looked so Good
New Member Profile and Climate Action Issue Team Announcement
Lydia Linke
Published on: 2/28/2021
Musing on the occasion of the new climate action issue team
Membership - Mar 2021
Debby Vink
Published on: 2/27/2021
Membership updates
Come on Down! Help wanted!
Carolyn Elliott
Published on: 2/27/2021
The nominating committee is looking for people to fill three positions
Goodbye to Marion Read
Peggy Leech
Published on: 2/27/2021
We note with sadness the recent passing of Marion Read, after a long bout with cancer
Membership - Feb 2021
Jennifer L Bales
Published on: 1/31/2021
VOTER article - Feb 2021 Membership
Voting Methods Team: City Council Elections
Jennifer L Bales
Published on: 1/31/2021
Voting methods - City Council Elections - The Voter, Feb 2021
Our New Website Team
Jennifer L Bales
Published on: 1/31/2021
Shelby Bates and Lydia Linke form LWVBC's ne website team
Letter to the Editor - For the People Act
Jennifer L Bales
Published on: 1/31/2021
Letter to the Editor by Co-President Elizabeth Crowe regarding the proposed For the People Act
Pat Johnson - bequest and oral interview
Jennifer L Bales
Published on: 1/31/2021
Additional Bequest from Pat Johnson and interview at Carnegie Library
In memoriam - Judith Stueben
Jennifer L Bales
Published on: 1/31/2021
In memoriam - Judith Stueben
LWVCO Receives NASS Medallion Award
Jennifer L Bales
Published on: 1/31/2021
Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold awarded NASS Medallion Awards to those who contributed to the success of the 2020 election including LWVCO
Presidents' Letter Feb 2021
Jennifer L Bales
Published on: 1/31/2021
Presidents' Letter Feb 2021 - Reflection and Action!