Content Categorized with "Ranked Choice Voting"
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In a highly competitive election that brought over 8 thousand voters to the polls, students at UCLA used ranked choice voting (RCV) to elect student government officials last week. With 30 candidates vying for 13 offices, these elections showed that ranked choice voting can help students to elect officers that represent a broad range of voices in a large and diverse community.
- Posted: May 6, 2014
- Author(s): Drew Spencer
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Reforms, Home, FairVote
On Tuesday, April 29th, a group of Colorado activists called The Coalition for a New Colorado Election System held a press conference to announce that it has begun collecting signatures for a new approach to election reform. This approach will both open the primaries to independent voters while simultaneously opening the general election to real electoral competition.
- Posted: April 17, 2014
- Author(s): , Rob Richie, Dania N. Korkor
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Home
The best way to make sure the votes of overseas and military voters will count is for more cities to adopt the ranked choice ballots. This sensible, simple and innovative process protects the voting rights of thousands.
- Posted: January 13, 2014
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Middle East and Africa, International Elections, Home, Elections Worldwide
Proposals to raise the threshold of election in Israel's proportional representation system have proved controversial. Our innovative ranked choice proposal could remove that controversy.
Ranked Choice Voting Vs. Block Voting: The Effects of Electoral Structure in Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Posted: December 20, 2013
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, FairVote
Ballot data from November's Cambridge City Council election can be used to simulate a vote using block voting, the most common method for the election of city councils in the United States. The results illustrate the value of the Cambridge system for ensuring fair representation of political and ethnic minority groups.
- Posted: November 29, 2013
- Author(s): Rob Richie, Drew Spencer
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Reforms, Research & Analysis, Home, FairVote
If you followed the local elections and the special elections that took place in 2013, you probably heard some stories about ranked choice voting - and there's a good chance they were positive.