Which the petitioners can't do themselves, as they submitted 5,800 signatures.
But council was interested, so they're taking it up.
Smaller turnout, but more consistency, I guess?
If no candidate receives 50% of first choice votes, then the candidate with the fewest first choice votes is eliminated, and ballots cast with that candidate as the first choice are redistributed among the remaining candidates..
The process continues until a candidate reaches 50% and is declared the winner.
Fronzaglia: It would be all of Boulder voting on mayor rather than 5 members of council.
Forgot to say the petition campaign is called Our Mayor, Our Choice
The League of Women Voters has endorsed. Young asks Burton if she worked with LWV on that endorsement. Yes is the answer.
I believe the Colorado Legislature incorporated it in some way...? But I could be wrong.
Benjamin: There are two forms, and this one makes sense for what we're trying to do here: Elect a mayor.
Landry: The winner will get more voters then the other, but it might not be a clear majority. It might be 45%, because people might not rank all the candidates; just the ones they like.
Emma Donahue, who is with a group pushing RCV statewide: Basalt, Telluride and Aspen
Yeah, none of that there now....
Turnout, Benjamin says. In even, non-presidential years, we have turnout as high as 54,000. That compares to the watermark of 2019's council election of ~33,000.
Yes, Benjamin says.
"I don't see a whole lot of downside, quite frankly."
Benjamin: We prefer 4-year terms, but we'd rather compromise and get this on the ballot. We reward our highest-vote getters with 4-yr council terms, so why penalize the mayor?
Should they, tho?
Though you have to... cuz elections.
Begun? The dominant political group in Boulder has been around since 1976.
Wants the election working group to take a crack at it.
Not sure where Joseph stands
"I may hold my nose and vote yes on this (bc) it doesn't happen until 2023. ... I think breaking down the slates is what will bring ppl into the race."
Wallach and Young dissented on this one, so I guess at least they're consistent