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California Event: Alternative Voting Systems

The Alternative Voting Systems forum will look at a range of voting system methods, including the current numbered seat system used by Pasadena Unified School District as well as the geographic districts used by Pasadena City Council. Speakers will present information about alternatives such as instant runoff voting and choice voting, systems which allow voters to rank their candidates in order of preference (1,2,3). Attendees are encouraged to fill out and bring a copy of The Pasadena Weekly's clip-out IRV ballot. During the session, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in a mock election using the ballot which will be counted in front of interested observers.

To learn more about Instant Runoff Voting, please click here.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Lynne Serpe at (213) 480-0994 or serpe@newamerica.net.

This event is co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters Pasadena Area, Common Cause, Invest in PUSD Kids and the Pasadena Weekly.


Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd Building CC - Circadian Room
Pasadena, CA, 91106
See map: Google Maps


  • Ray Bennett
    Operations Director, League of Women Voters Pasadena Area
  • Steve Lizardo
    Board Member, Pasadena Unified School District
  • Dr. Ordeshook
    Professor of Political Science, California Institute of Technology
  • Lynne Serpe
    Deputy Director, Political Reform Program, New America Foundation
  • Maria Armoudian (moderator)
    Host, "The Insighters" on KPFK