Posted on October 01, 2013
Ranked choice voting has been frequently in the news lately. Minneapolis has an upcoming ranked choice election featuring a broad array of candidates. Meanwhile, New York City is dealing with an expensive runoff election for Public Advocate that would be unnecessary with ranked choice voting. Other cities continue to push to empower their voters to rank candidates instead of being limited to indicating support for only one.
- On the latest episode of FairVote Voices, FairVote staff interview Mike Brennan, Mayor of Portland (ME) on running and winning in Portland's first ranked choice election.
- The New York Times did an entire piece of ranked choice voting (also called "instant runoff voting") in a September 29 news article. City advocates held a well-covered press conference, for which FairVote provided this FAQ.
- At Salon, FairVote chair Krist Novoselic connects the benefits of ranked choice voting to the elections in both New York City and Boston (MA).
- In Minnesota, former mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul voice their support for ranked choice voting.
- The KFAI radio program TruthToTell hosts an hour-long discussion on ranked choice voting with an impressive panel including Jeanne Massey of FairVote Minnesota.
- In Ferndale (MI), ranked choice voting ("instant runoff voting") has already been adopted, but local activists must push for it to be implemented.
- Nebraska is one of several states looking into adopting ranked choice voting at the state level.