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The Nineteenth Century Club
178 Forest Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
United States

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Thursday, November 07, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Category: Special Events- Open to the Public


Ranked Choice Voting

Thursday, November 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Do you ever look at crowded presidential primaries (Republican or Democrat) and feel overwhelmed by all the choices?  Has there been a third-party candidate that you wanted to vote for but were afraid you would be throwing away your vote and would help the candidate you liked the least to win? Would you like an election system that ensures that only candidates with majority support win? 

The solution to these problems isRanked Choice Voting (RCV)- a system of voting that allows voters to rank the candidates in order of preference.   RCV will be used for the first time in six presidential primaries or caucuses and in the general election in Maine in 2020.  


Claris Olson is a longtime activist for sustainability and environmental issues.  She has had a 17-year career in environmental advocacy at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Healthy Schools Campaign.  She has taught sustainability and life sciences classes at Kendall College and National Louis University.  She firmly believes working towards a better democracy is the pathway to solving many societal problems.  She works closely with FairVote.Org and the Illinoisans for Ranked Choice Voting on these issues.

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These programs are free and open to the public. Cash Bar and light snacks will be served.


Contact: The office at 708-386-2729 | [email protected]