Eugene uses Approval Voting for Referendums

Richard Moore rmoore4 at
Wed Sep 26 18:23:37 PDT 2001

Moe St. EverGreen wrote:

> Maybe they don't call it Approval in Eugene,
> but read this description of an upcoming referendum election:
> "UPCOMING DECISION POINT: November 6 election. Voters will be asked to consider two ballot measures. One measure asks voters to
> authorize the West Eugene Parkway and explains the funding tradeoffs. A second measure asks voters to cancel the Parkway and seek
> other solutions to west 11th transportation issues. If both measures pass, the one with the most votes will prevail. "
> I think this is a good method for organizations to make
> mutually exclusive decisions.. much better than IRV.

Actually I think this is standard procedure in many states. 
It's not straight Approval but I think it is equivalent to 
Demorep's method, that Forest calls ACMA.

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