Task Force in Governance and Election Reform (TiGER)

About

The Task Force in Governance and Election Reform (TiGER) was established to re-examine our county governing bodies and deliver recommendations for potential structural reforms for governance as well as county board and school board representation. The Task Force will examine and potentially make recommendations on reforms which might include:

1) Structural reform through district representation and/or multi-member synchronous elections;
2) The size and/or remuneration of our county board and/or school boards;
3) Ranked choice voting for County Board and School Board general elections;
4) The future role of primaries and caucuses;
5) Options for alternative electoral mechanisms besides first-past-the-post and ranked choice.
6) Term Limits

TiGER was established by a ACCF resolution [PDF, 69 KiB] approved 20 Oct 2020.

Questions?

Read our FAQ [PDF, 159 KiB], or email TiGER

Updates

Summer 2021 Fora

From May through July 2021, the TiGER Committee hosted a series of public fora. Those fora are archived below.

Archived Fora
  • Mon 17 May 2021  Lessons from Other Local Government, Electoral, and Governance Reforms Processes: Fort Worth, Texas; California Voters Rights Act (CVRA)
    • Video footage of the 17 May 2021 forum is available here.
    • An audio-only file of the 17 May 2021 forum is available here.
  • Mon 24 May 2021  Lessons from Other Local Government, Electoral, and Governance Reforms Processes: Portland, OR
    • Video footage of the 24 May 2021 forum is available here.
    • An audio-only file of the 24 May 2021 forum is available here.
  • Mon 7 Jun 2021  Perspectives on Arlington’s Government, Roundtable
    • Video footage of the 7 Jun 2021 forum is available here.
    • An audio-only file of the 7 Jun 2021 forum is available here.
  • Mon 14 Jun 2021   Current State of Arlington County’s Electoral System and Models of Reform: Overview of Voting Systems and RCV
    • Video footage of the 14 Jun 2021 forum is available here.
    • An audio-only file of the 14 Jun 2021 forum is available here.
  • Sat 26 Jun 2021  Current State of Arlington County’s Electoral System and Models of Reform: Experiences with Voting Systems
    • Video footage of the 26 Jun 2021 forum is available here.
    • An audio-only file of the 26 Jun 2021 forum is available here.
  • Mon 19 Jul 2021   Current State of Arlington County’s Mechanisms of Public Input and Models of Reform: Current Forms
  • Mon 26 Jul 2021  Current State of Arlington County’s Mechanisms of Public Input: Models for Reform