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The Election Reform Committee of Sarasota's Peace Education and Action Center is hosting an educational meeting about ranked choice voting, a system that allows voters to rank multiple preferred candidates in local elections. In 2007, City of Sarasota voters passed a ballot initiative supporting the implementation of ranked choice voting. At the time of the referendum, the election machines in use in Sarasota were not capable of ranked choice voting, but new machines purchased by the Sarasota County supervisor of elections could change that, according to a press release. The system would eliminate the need for runoff voting. The informational meeting about the system begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota.

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