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More than 5,000 Voters Cast Ranked Choice Ballots in Arlington County Democratic Caucus

by Ethan Fitzgerald

The Arlington County (Virginia) Democratic Committee (ACDC) endorsed two candidates for county office this weekend using ranked choice voting. The ACDC first used ranked choice voting in 2014, and a record 5,972 voters participated in this year’s caucus.

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St. Olaf College to Use Ranked Choice Voting in 2018

by Ethan Fitzgerald

Like voters in nearby Minneapolis and St. Paul and students at more than 50 US schools, Oles can look forward to inclusive, civil campaigns and elections won with majority support and consensus. Tyler Benning, the Student Senate’s Bylaws Chair, noted the excitement: “Multiple Senators spoke to share their general support for RCV, and the proposal passed unanimously.

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New York City Using Ranked Choice Voting to Choose New “I Voted” Sticker

by Ethan Fitzgerald

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.

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