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Ranked Choice Voting: What is it and how does it change the way you vote
November 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
Lisa Aryault, Director of FairVote Washington & Tavan Pechet, Principal of Pechet Advisors and Board Election Reformers Network
Americans are talking about our democracy and the best ways to protect and improve it. Interest in ranked choice voting has been spreading fast in communities across the country, with Evanston, Illinois, and Fort Collins, Colorado due to vote in November on whether to join New York City, Minneapolis, Portland, and the 20 other localities that already use it. And on November 8, voters in the City of Seattle will have the opportunity to change the way we vote! What are ranked choice voting and approval voting? Why does it matter? How will it impact Seattle, and how would it impact other communities across the country? Join us to learn how we can improve the way people in Seattle and America vote!
*This talk will be about educating voters on ranked choice voting and will not advocate for any candidates running in the election.
Lisa Ayrault, Director of FairVote Washington (@FairVoteWA, https://www.facebook.com/FairVoteWA)
Lisa first learned about ranked-choice voting more than 30 years ago, when she taught a lesson to her middle school students about the mathematics of voting. Lisa holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Stanford University. She and her husband spent two years as Peace Corps volunteers in Niger, Africa. Living under a military dictatorship impressed upon her the imperative to be an active steward of our democracy.
Tavan Pechet, Principal of Pechet Advisors, Board of Election Reformers Network
By day, Tavan serves as a management consultant and trustee for wealthy families. By night, he practices Patriotic Philanthropy in pursuit of his vision to make America live up to its ideals. He serves on the Board of Election Reformers Network bringing global best practices to American democracy. Tavan holds a BA in Government from Harvard College, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson (Go Bruins!).
Who Can Attend & Fee
- Event open to members and non-members of The Koa Club
Location/ Date & Time
Online via Zoom only:
*****Zoom link will be provided in the RSVP confirmation email and on event page*******
Date: Tuesday, November 1st, 2022