Our friend Robert Winters sent this over:
Cambridge Candidate Pages - 2007
The biannual Cambridge municipal election is just days away - Tuesday, November 6. There are 15 candidates for 9 seats on the Cambridge City Council, and 9 candidates for 6 seats on the Cambridge School Committee. [Note: State Senator Galluccio's name remains on the City Council ballot, but he has announced that he will not accept a Council seat now that he's been elected to the Senate.]
In Cambridge's proportional representation (PR) elections, you may vote for as many candidates as you please, but you must rank your choices. Give a #1 rank to your top choice, a #2 rank to your next choice, etc. Ranking additional candidates will never hurt your top choice(s). If you assign the same rank to more than one candidate, none of those candidates will receive your vote. To prevent this, incorrectly cast ballots will be rejected and returned to you for correction. This way every vote will count as intended.
Many Cambridge voters have not yet decided who should get their #1 vote in each of these races, and many more voters have not yet thought much about who will get their #2, #3, etc. votes.
Most of the candidates in this year's election have provided responses on a number of topics relevant to the offices they seek.
They have also provided other information on their campaigns such as contact information and candidate websites. New information is added each day and will continue to be added right up until Election Day.
All of the individual candidate pages are accessed by clicking on each candidate's picture in the photo gallery at http://vote.rwinters.com.
Please read as much as you can about all of the candidates and make informed choices.
Cambridge Civic Journal
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