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Arlington, Virginia Work Session on Ranked Choice Voting




On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at 4:00pm, Arlington County Board will hold a work session with the Director of Elections in the County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. 307, Arlington, VA 22201 to discuss the Commonwealth of Virginia's redistricting process (a once every 10-year process) and rank choice voting. The public is welcome to attend and observe the work session and convocation and certification for the closed session. The closed session is not open to the public. The meeting will also be available to watch on live stream in HD on Arlington TV's You Tube channel or broadcast on Arlington TV on Comcast Xfinity 25 or 1085(HD) and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40. Questions? Contact the County Board Office at 703-228-3130 or by email at countyboard@arlingtonva.us FairVote Virginia Board Members encourage Arlington RCV advocates to attend this work session or watch the live stream. You may also send comments in favor of RCV to the email included above. Early Voting Happening Now and Election Day on November 2nd Here is a list of Statewide Candidates. https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/candidate-list/candidate-list-2nov2021/ You can find a link for a spreadsheet that lists all local candidates here https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/candidate-list/ Several elections have three candidates; Governor, and House of Delegates Districts 19, 22, 32, 49, 59, 61, 76, 88, 91. In our current plurality voting system, the candidates in these elections may not win with a true majority. Ranked Choice Voting can give voters better results when there are three or more candidates! FairVote Virginia is Expanding Our Board of Directors FairVote Virginia, a 501(c)(4) is single issue, non-partisan, non-profit champion of ranked choice voting in Virginia. Our members cover the entire political spectrum and come together from across the Commonwealth, united by a shared mission to revive real, representative democracy. We seek demographically, professionally, and ideologically diverse leaders to fill several Board seats. Ideal candidates will lend their skills to achieve the mission and vision of FairVote Virginia. Nominations from all areas of our Commonwealth are welcome. If you are interested in joining the FairVote Virginia Board of Directors, please send your resume and a one paragraph biography to fairvote.virginia@gmail.com

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