Electronic Voting and the 91 Million-Dollar Question

Leicester Town Meeting

The residents of Leicester, MA got together on September 26th in record-breaking numbers to vote on a proposition to borrow $91 million to relocate one of their schools.

Taming the Vote at Town Meeting

Town of Uxbridge, MA replaced its tradition of colored cards with an electronic voting system that enabled residents to vote immediately and anonymously.

Voting for a More Vital Church

Church membership is in decline, and the parish church is feeling it most acutely. Strengthening the community may involve changing the community, and that’s rarely easy.

Empowering the Educator

Audience Response Training

Industrial training programs, whether they are on-the-job-training programs, off-the-job-training programs, or even job simulation programs, are key to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of employees.

What is Ranked Choice Voting?

Preferential Ranked-Choice Voting

Maine has implemented ranked choice voting for both its federal and state elections. Localities in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and half a dozen other states have adopted it for municipal elections. But what is ranked choice voting?

Medical Education and SRS

Classroom Performance System

A medical education requires a good mind, lot of money, and an extraordinary ability to forego sleep. That latter requirement presents no small amount of irony, given that sleep is critical to brain function and information retention.

Poll on a Roll

Interactive Meeting Technology

The enactment of laws, even the approval of committee rules, rarely proceeds without some level of discussion if not outright contention. Opinions get expressed, arms get twisted, voices get raised. It’s not unusual for parties privy to the discussion to introduce alternative wordings or entire legislative amendments to a matter that will eventually be put to a vote.

Striking Nurses and the Case for Anonymous Response Systems

Doctor Nurse Burnout Matches

We’ve written about burnout before as it relates to physicians. But nurse burnout is no less real, as anyone following the news today will know. Some 2,200 burned out nurses walked off the job in Chicago in mid-September. A day later there were strikes in California, Arizona and Florida.

Press Button A to Save a Life

Training Response Systems

What is stress? Let’s see: How about police or military personnel finding themselves faced with difficult shoot/no-shoot decisions. To be sure, the possibility of getting shot is definitely a cause of stress, and the symptoms of stress in those situations are very clear. Time horizons contract and the immediacy of the situation can overwhelm all else; the fight or flight impulse can take over, sometimes with disastrous effects.

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