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Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 Introduced in Congress

Posted by Austin Plier on July 15, 2016

On July 14th, Congressional lawmakers introduced the Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016, which would ensure that whenever a citizen interacts with the government, they are automatically registered to vote unless they choose to decline. FairVote is proud to be a long-time supporter automatic voter registration, and was the first national voting organization to originally support the reform.

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National Disability Voter Registration Week

Posted by Harry Leeser on July 15, 2016

The American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) REV UP! campaign organized National Disability Voter Registration Week from July 11th-15th to raise awareness of barriers impacting the right to vote of people with disabilities and encourage them to register ahead of the upcoming election in November. The REV UP! Campaign and National Disability Voter Registration Week are new this year, and this week was selected as a lead-in to the annual celebration of the American Disabilities Act.

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Third Party Chances Are Slim Without Ranked Choice Voting

Posted by Ethan Fitzgerald on July 15, 2016

Without expanded use of ranked choice voting, third parties have little chance of gaining traction among the electorate. Even if they do, they run the risk of splitting the vote with ideologically similar parties, and allowing the party they agree with least to win. Reich is correct to point out that there are more than just two viewpoints in American politics and each deserves a seat at the table. But to ensure that every group has a real chance of winning representation, we need a level playing field for all perspectives.

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Newt Gingrich Wins Vice Presidential RCV Straw Poll

Posted by Jeremy Seitz-brown on July 14, 2016

The “Veepstakes” are nearing a close, with Donald Trump expected to announce his vice presidential selection by the end of the week and Hillary Clinton expected to announce her selection sometime next week. In an online RCV poll conducted by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) Newt Gingrich emerged victorious, winning 40% of votes in the first round and 64% in the final round.

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New Jersey 17-Year-Old Primary Voting Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

Posted by Austin Plier on June 28, 2016

A bill that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections (if they will be 18 by the date of the general election) is headed to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's desk after passing the state Senate. Allowing 17 year-olds to vote in primary elections is a simple, common sense expansion of suffrage that helps young voters form voting as a habit early on in life.

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