History of Choice Voting in Davis

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November 2002

Davis College Green Party collected 2000 signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would insitute Choice Voting in ASUCD elections.

February 20th, 2003

ASUCD adopts Choice Voting by a 67% student vote. At the time, the Choice Voting Amendment was endorsed by the ASUCD Controller; six ASUCD Senators, including the ASUCD Senate President Pro Tempore; several ASUCD Commission Chairs; the chair of UC Davis's CalPIRG chapter; and the general manager of KDVS.

August 21st, 2004

City Council creates the nine-member Governance Task Force to examine alternatives to the status quo, including Choice Voting.

March 7th, 2005

The Governance Task Force votes to advise the City Council to use Choice Voting and to adopt a city charter if necessary to implement Choice Voting.

April 5th, 2005

The Governance Task Force presents a positive recommendation of choice voting to the city council during a workshop session. The city council plans to take action on the recommendation on May 10th.

May 24th, 2005

The City Council voted unanimously to begin the process of putting Choice Voting and a city charter on the June 2006 ballot.

July 11th, 2006

At the City Council meeting the council voted to put Choice Voting on the November 2006 ballot a non-binding, advisory measure to adopt Choice Voting in City of Davis elections. (Yes: Saylor, Souza, Puntillo; No: Asmundson, Greenwald) [WWW]Sac Bee Article, [WWW]Davis Enterprise Article

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2005-03-08 14:16:06   Wasn't mathematics student Sonny Mohammadzadeh heavily involved in supporting Choice Voting? —MikeIvanov (Answer: yeah, he was. He was a coauthor of the CVA and the official campaign coordinator. —CJ)


2005-03-08 19:43:44   Did the College Republicans endorse choice voting? I remember it being discussed in meetings, and DCR had a lot to gain in terms of representation from a proportional system, but I can't remember if there was an official endorsement. —ScottRitchie (Answer: Jonathan Otero endorsed. At the time he was the President of the Davis College Republicans. He would not, however, sign the endorsement form as the President. Sarah Belarmino was another Davis College Republican who actually helped collect signatures. Mike Dugas was also a supporter. That was the only support from Republicans that I can remember. —CJ


Prior to me writing a new section on endorsements passed in January 2005, Student Organizations weren't allowed to endorse anything. Well, sort of. The campaign coordinator couldn't use the endorsement with a penalty of community service or something. It was really weird. —BrentLaabs


2005-05-31 22:05:01   What happened with choice voting at the last city council meeting? —KenBloom

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