PowerUP! Metro NorthName: PowerUP! Metro NorthDate: January 28, 2019Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM MSTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is a nonpartisan electoral reform that gives voters the freedom to rank candidates in order of choice. In single-winner races, all first-choice votes are counted, and if a candidate has a majority, they win. However, if no candidate has a majority, the candidate with the least number of votes is eliminated and those voters have their ballot count instantly for their next choice.
Join us for our first PowerUP! Metro North where we'll discuss the RCV system.
RCV for Colorado Handout
About the presenters:
Linda S. Templin, MPA is the Executive Director for RCV for Colorado, a non-partisan election reform organization. She has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California, a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of North Texas, and has over fifteen years of nonprofit program management experience. She has spent the past two years working with elections administrators and other subject-matter experts on the issue of election reform. Linda is dedicated to building a more fair system of electing leaders in Colorado - a system that frees voters to hold representatives accountable and leads to more steady governing. She serves on the Centennial Election Commission, is a member of the League of Women Voters, and serves on the boards of other non-profits. She enjoys science fiction, art, and cooking. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
Thomas G. Alley, PhD, Lt Col retired: currently volunteers as RCV for Colorado Board President. Tom is passionate about the need for voting reform to achieve fair representation in our democratic republic. He has been with RCV for Colorado since early 2017 and was a founding board member. Tom's background is approximately 35 years of R&D and academic experience in physics and optics in the Air Force and aerospace industry. He is a former Assistant Professor of Physics at the Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute of Technology. He currently works as an R&D program manager at an aerospace company. In his work for RCV for Colorado, Tom presents at events and coordinates outreach to groups in and near his hometown of Broomfield.