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IRV Debate This Thursday


Published February 15, 2010 at 1:05 p.m.

On Thursday, February 18, Seven Days is teaming up with Channel 17/Town Meeting Television to host a public debate about Instant Runoff Voting. On Town Meeting Day, Burlington voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on whether the city should continue to use IRV to elect the mayor.

The debate will be between two IRV supporters, Rep. Mark Larson and Keri Toksu of the League of Women Voters, and two IRV opponents, Burlington lawyer Sandy Baird and Chuck Selene of One Person One Vote. 

A media panel, including Shay Totten of Seven Days, Bianca Slota of WCAX and John Briggs of the Burlington Free Press, will ask questions. Jess Wilson of Channel 17 will moderate. The audience will also have an opportunity to ask questions. There will be a mike for audience members, and we'll be taking questions via a live chat on this blog.

The fun starts on Thursday, February 18, at 7 p.m. Come to Burlington City Hall Auditorium, or watch the debate live on Burlington Telecom and Comcast channel 17, or on the Seven Days website. Want to tweet about it? We're using the hashtag #btvirv.