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SunnyCaribe
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November 8, 2016 10:56 am  

Good morning and happy election day! Please vote!

I have a question about voting strategies in the VI and I'm wondering how people get the most out of their votes.

The elections for VI senators are unusual. The top 7 vote-getters from each district win a seat in the legislature.

Each voter gets 7 votes for legislators in their district.

So how do you cast your votes for best effect?

-Should you use all 7 of your votes?
-If you like only 4 candidates should you only cast 4 votes?
-If you dislike a candidate should you cast your 7 votes for anyone but that candidate in order to raise the total number of votes cast and thus raise the number of votes that candidate did NOT get, and does that make it more difficult for the candidate you dislike to gain office?

I've heard many different approaches over the years and I'm curious what you think.


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speee1dy
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November 8, 2016 5:11 pm  

people i have spoken with only vote for those they like and if thats only 2 people out of 7 , oh well


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Exit Zero
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November 8, 2016 6:10 pm  

Since it is really only a popularity contest - like the High School prom queen -- bullet voting -- that is voting ONLY for the candidates you want is the most effective strategy.

I just voted earlier and was VERY disappointed to see that only 1 candidate ran in STJ for the AT Large seat - that is why the people of STJ have little reason to complain if there is no other person willing to represent them and make an effort!


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Alana33
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November 8, 2016 9:12 pm  

I've never voted the full 7.
Sometimes only for one, the bullet vote.
Sometimes more but never 7.


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speee1dy
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November 9, 2016 12:38 pm  

interesting , dont you think. people complain all the time about the government and how inept and corrupt they are but yet the same people keep getting re elected time after time after time.

maybe thats why donald won the presidency


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daveb722
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November 10, 2016 2:12 pm  

interesting , dont you think. people complain all the time about the government and how inept and corrupt they are but yet the same people keep getting re elected time after time after time.

maybe thats why donald won the presidency

(tu)(tu)


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