“All three candidates are focusing attention on Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), a method of counting votes that ensures that the winner must have a majority of the votes, and which allows people to rank their choices, enabling voters to vote their conscience while eliminating runoff votes and ending the spoiler issue (see www.fairvote.org for more details of IRV). Ann Arbor once had IRV, in the 1975 mayoral race that elected Al Wheeler. In addition, the candidates are variously raising development, affordable housing, water and transportation issues.”

> From the Green Party’s Ann Arbor city council candidates’ press release.

Author: Rob