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Instant Runoff Voting

02/19/08 12:00PM By Steve Zind
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Last spring, Vermont's Senate passed a bill in support of Instant Runoff Voting for congressional races, and this session, the House is due to vote on it. Instant Runoff Voting is a system where voters rank candidates, and a winning candidate must receive a majority of the votes. The city of Burlington first used IRV in its mayoral race in 2006. We talk over the pros and cons of such a system with Burlington Rep. Chris Pearson, and Rutland Sen. Kevin Mullin. (Listen)


Also, Valley News reporter John Gregg joins us to talk about how some neighbors are fighting a proposed homeless shelter in White River Junction. (Listen)


And, we hear sounds from this year's White Coat Ceremony at the University of Vermont. The ceremony is a symbolic gesture for first year medical students, and marks the official beginning of their clinical education. (Listen)



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