Vince O'Connor at a recent School Committee meeting
Yes it makes plenty of sense to tell your followers to use only one of their allotted votes in a race where two seats are open and three candidates are running as we now have in the only town wide contest on the March 29 ballot, School Committee.
But it's also considered a tad improper, since the ballot clearly says "vote for not more than two." In other words, cast two votes.
The term is "bullet vote" and it's usually a tactic that's advertised via email, phone, or private message. So I was a little surprised a sitting School Committee member and candidate for the state legislature would come right out and endorse the tactic on her public Facebook page.
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In fact I find it kind of surprising a School Committee member would take a public stand on candidates at all, since she will be working with two of them in the very near future and it could very well be the two she told her supporters NOT to vote for.
As for me I advise the exact opposite: Vote anyone but Vince for School Committee (Kent & Ordonez) and -- more important -- Hell YES to the only question on the bottom of the ballot: "Shall a commission be elected to frame a charter for Amherst?"