Ferndale for Instant Runoff Voting (F-IRV)
Documents & Literature
Here you can download administrative and legal documents as well as literature and advertisements from F-IRV's campaign. These documents and literature may help groups wishing to pursue Instant Runoff Voting in their own locations.
- Informational Letter to Ferndale City Council and Election Commission (view in Microsoft Word format)
This letter was submitted to the City Clerk on April 16, 2004 in order to update the City Council, Clerk, Attorney, and Manager on our campaign progress, describe IRV and its benefits, describe IRV's progress and support elsewhere in the state and the nation, provide access to more informational resources and inform them of our intention to request that they place IRV on the November 2004 ballot. It also includes some notes on the issues of cost and feasibility. Copies of several local news articles regarding our campaign were also included in the packet.
- Formal Request for Council's Consideration of a November 2004 Charter Amendment Proposal Regarding Instant Runoff Voting for Mayoral Elections (and supplementary materials) - This packet was submitted to the City Clerk on June 4, 2004 and consisted of several parts:
- Formal Request Cover Letter (view in Microsoft Word format) - This letter introduced the packet by rehashing the information given in the April 16 letter, touting the reasoning for IRV in Ferndale specifically and laying out the remaining contents of the packet.
- Formal Request Letter (view in Microsoft Word format) - Our actual letter formally requesting that the Council consider a November 2004 charter amendment proposal regarding Instant Runoff Voting for Mayoral Elections.
- Suggested IRV Charter Amendment Language (view in Microsoft Word format) - This is the actual language for the charter amendment that we suggested as a basis for the City Attorney to use in drafting final ballot language. It was drafted in conjunction with experts from the Center for Voting and Democracy. It includes definitions, procedural guidelines for the IRV process and a number of provisions detailing all aspects of the process.
- Commentary on and Potential Additions to Suggested IRV Charter Amendment Language (view in Microsoft Word format) - Explains several provisions in the suggested language and describes other issues that Council and Election Commission may wish to consider, along with sections of the language they may wish to change or revise.
- Suggested Ballot Question and Summary (view in Microsoft Word format) - Also drafted in conjunction with experts from the Center for Voting and Democracy.
- F-IRV Formal Request Endorsers (view in Microsoft Word format) - List of endorsers including those in Ferndale, in Michigan, out of state, VIP's and organizational endorsers at the time of submission of this packet.
- Party Support for IRV (view in Microsoft Word format) - Document showing support for IRV from Democrats, Republicans, Greens and Libertarians.
- Statements in Support of IRV for Ferndale's Mayoral Elections (view in Microsoft Word format) - Statements in favor of IRV from Mayor Pro Tem Craig Covey, Doris "Granny D." Haddock, Sean Kosofsky of Triangle Foundation and Neil Munro of The Oakland Press
- Update on Cost and Feasibility/Timeline of Implementing IRV-Compatible Voting Machines in Ferndale (view in Microsoft Word format) - Document discussing the crucial issues of cost and the feasibility and timeline of implementing voting machines capable of handling IRV elections.
F-IRV CAMPAIGN LITERATURE AND ADS
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- EARLY CAMPAIGN LITERATURE
- TRIFOLD PAMPHLET used early on to promote F-IRV's campaign - View in PDF Format
- Doubled-Sided POSTCARD used early in campaign to collect names of volunteers, donors, endorsers and other supporters - View in PDF Format
- MOCK BALLOT asking voters to choose favorite animated TV series IRV-style to acquaint them with IRV - View in Microsoft Word Format
- LATE CAMPAIGN LITERATURE
- LATE CAMPAIGN ADVERTISEMENTS