Don’t let Memphis City Council try to trick you!
In 2008, Memphians voted over 71% for two election reforms: (1) Term Limits of 2 terms; and (2) Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). Now that Term Limits and IRV are finally kicking in, the incumbent politicians on the City Council are trying to undo what voters said, before we’ve had a chance to try either. They’ve put 3 Repeal Referenda on the ballot, misleadingly worded to trick voters into undoing what they’ve already said.
Memphis voters already decided to implement IRV and Term limits in 2008. Now City Council wants to disregard their voice.
IRV lets you rank your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for City Council. If no candidate has a majority, rather than come back for a second ‘runoff’ election between the top two candidates, you use the rankings to determine the majority winner. IRV saves voters time, taxpayers money (on unnecessary low-turnout runoff elections), and allows more voters to participate (because 80% of voters aren’t able to make it back for the second, runoff election).
Join former County Mayor Mark Luttrell, Congressman Steve Cohen, State Sen. Mark Norris, Councilwoman Janis Fullilove, former Councilman Myron Lowery, the Commercial Appeal, and many others in urging a “NO” vote on ALL referenda!
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