When you combine single-member districts into bigger multi-member districts, the picture starts to look quite different. The beauty of multi-member districts is that they allow us to use what FairVote calls “fair representation voting.”
...Imagine if Netroots Democrats or Tea Party Republicans made an impact not by launching primary challenges but by setting up shop as separate political entities. Instead of dragging the major parties to the left or to the right, they’d be able to compete with them on a level playing field. It’d be a bit like the startup world, where venture-backed entrepreneurs routinely take on entrenched incumbents.
—Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review
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Ahead of this year’s municipal elections, New York City is choosing a new design for its "I Voted" stickers. This year, voters will use ranked choice voting to indicate their favorite sticker choices. 10 designs have been selected as finalists, and voters will be able to rank up to three choices in an online poll.Read More
by Drew Penrose
On May 1st, Republican Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced her retirement. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen is one of only a few remaining cross-over representatives: she represents the most partisan Democratic district represented by a Republican.Read More
by Ej Marin
From April 10th-12th, the University of California, Berkeley elected its student government using ranked choice voting.Read More