Friday, 25 April 2014 10:13
Sharyland ISD voters have the opportunity Monday to ask questions about the new voting system adopted by the district in February.
During this election, voters will revert back to the traditional “one man-one vote” format used by most governmental entities.
Until this year, one voter could cast multiple votes for the same person, depending on how many seats were up for election. For example, if two seats were up, a voter could cast two votes for one person or one vote for two candidates. It’s called a cumulative system.
The district adopted the cumulative system after it was sued in 1996 by the League of United Latin American Citizens, which was concerned about the available opportunities for Hispanics to win a place on the board.