We believe it will reduce negative campaigning (...) because candidates will need to appeal to a broader range of voters for first- and second-choice rankings to build a majority of support.
Ranked-choice voting also helps create a richer and, hopefully, more civil dialogue on the issues and increases the diversity of views available for voters to consider by allowing candidates from outside the two major parties to compete.
—League of Women Voters of Maine
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by Austin Plier
In an effort to turn the tide of decreasing voter participation in the state of Utah, the Utah Foundation conducted a study to assess current practices for generating turnout and to find opportunities to engage more voters in the future. The report finds that no one solution is a cure-all, but turnout can be improved with simple changes.Read More
Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley met with House Democrats on Tuesday to discuss his campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The tone of the meeting reflected his poor standing in the polls, as he asked House Democrats not to be their first choice, but their second.Read More
Municipalities across the country held elections last month, as they do every November. But even if you are in the minority of voters who actually participate in elections that don’t coincide with presidential or congressional contests, your civic duties might not be complete just yet.Read More