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Community council members will vote on the following p

Vote on proposal next Monday

Community council members will vote on the following proposal at the Vashon-Maury Island Community Council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at Courthouse Square.

• How should we cast our votes for the board of the VMICC?

A) Vote at the polling places, as we do now, and “blitz” the Island that absentee ballots are available. The cost would be about $500.

B) Have an all-mail ballot election, with one or two polling places for election day in-person voting. This would cost in the range of $1,250 to $2,200.

• There are 6,369 addresses and P.O. boxes on the Island. If we vote by mail, for ballot integrity, should we:

A) Send ballots out with a return envelope requiring name and address of voter (cost: $2,200)?

B) Send ballots out without a return envelope and not cross-reference the returned ballots (cost: $1,250)?

• Should we include online voting as a option?

A) Yes

B) No

• If 10 or more candidates are on the ballot, how should we cast our ballots?

A) Plurality voting

B) Ranked-choice voting

• If nine or fewer candidates are on the ballot, how should we cast our ballots?

A) Plurality voting

B) Cancel the election and declare all candidates elected

More information is available at the community council’s Web site: www.vmicc.org/elect08.

What you’ll find there is:

• The ballot, with “pro and con” arguments included for each question

• A graphical representation of the choices voters will be making

• Resources about ranked-choice voting.

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