Yesterday afternoon, the mock election was held for the Burlington Mayor’s race.
It was a test-run of the new Instant Run-off Voting system that was passed by Burlington voters last year.
Ironically, there was a software glitch, and the results of the mock candidates were delayed.
A fictitious Libertarian, Herbert Mickleson, was among the mock candidates, earning 11 votes!
For more info about Libertarianism, feel free to visit the Burlington Libertarian party’s website, listed in my links to the right.
Hopefully the Town Meeting Day’s election results work better for less stress on the election officials, and faster results for the public.
For more info on IRV, check out the website the city has set up specifically for it, (especially since they’ve spent about $10,000 for increased awareness of IRV):
I always welcome comments, so please… feel free! 😉