Join Nashoba Valley Chamber for our Virtual Eggs & Issues on Tuesday October 6th from 8am – 9am
Series sponsored by Mt. Wachusett Community College
8 a.m. - Announcements, etc.
8:05-8:30 - Jenn Nassour, pro ranked choice voting, speaks and answers
8:30-8:55 - Congressman Bruce Poliquin, opposition to ranked choice voting, speaks and answers questions
The question on ranked-choice voting — a concept often called instant runoff — will be on the Massachusetts statewide ballot. If the ranked-choice ballot question passes in November, elections in Massachusetts will be different if there are more than two candidates on the ballot. Voters will rank the candidates in order of preference rather than voting for just one.
If a candidate gets more than 50% of the vote, that candidate wins. If no candidate breaks 50%, the lowest-finishing candidate is eliminated and all the people who voted for that candidate as their first choice get their second-place votes counted instead. The process continues until a candidate breaks 50%
Question 2 ballot summary
“This proposed law would implement a voting system known as “ranked-choice voting,” in which voters rank one or more candidates by order of preference. Ranked-choice voting would be used in primary and general elections for all Massachusetts statewide offices, state legislative offices, federal congressional offices, and certain other offices beginning in 2022. Ranked-choice voting would not be used in elections for president, county commissioner, or regional district school committee member.
Jennifer Nassour is National Board Member of www.FairVote.org - a nonpartisan champion of electoral reforms that give voters greater choice, a stronger voice, and a representative democracy that works for all Americans and the Advisory Board of Voters Choice Massachusetts, the sponsor of www.yeson2rcv.com/initiative.
Jennifer A. Nassour is an attorney and political advisor living in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. Nassour campaigned to represent District 8 on the Boston City Council in 2019, advancing through a preliminary election to the runoff election in November. Prior to running for public office, Nassour served as the Chief Executive Officer of ReflectUS, a nonpartisan coalition of the nation's leading women's representation organizations. She is also the founder of Conservative Women for a Better Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to electing more women in Massachusetts and the Northeast. Nassour has served as an attorney for nearly two decades, and was elected chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party in 2009 and 2011.
Since her time at the state party, Nassour has refocused on bi-partisan efforts, engaging in constructive debates as an analyst on numerous Boston-area news programs. Nassour currently serves on the board at the non-partisan think tank MassINC, the board of the Esplanade Association, the advisory board of the University of Massachusetts Women into Leadership program, the National Board of Fair Vote, and as a vice president of The Union Club of Boston’s Board of Governors. Previously, Nassour served on the boards of MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Suffolk University, Bridgewater State University, the Dorchester YMCA, and the Massachusetts Public Health Council.
Nassour earned her juris doctor from St. John’s University School of Law in 2000. She also holds a master’s degree in political science from C.W. Post University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stony Brook University. ll Americans.