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Reform Roundup: November 18th, 2016

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 18, 2016
Reform Roundup: November 18th, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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Non-Majority Outcomes in Senate Races and Presidential Contests

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 10, 2016
Non-Majority Outcomes in Senate Races and Presidential Contests

As election 2016 outcomes become clearer and vote totals finalize, we can begin to assess the impact that vote-splitting had on various U.S. Senate races and the presidential contest in states. As the fight for control of the Senate played out, it looks as though six Senate races will be won without a majority of the vote.

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Vote-Splitting and Runoff Election Loom for Louisiana Senate Race

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 08, 2016
Vote-Splitting and Runoff Election Loom for Louisiana Senate Race

As the race for control of the U.S. Senate unfolds on election night, most eyes will be trained on the handful of particularly competitive Senate races. However the dynamics that are likely to unfold in Louisiana are promising to be particularly intriguing. With so many competitive candidates running for Senate, we’re almost certain to see severe vote-splitting, with no candidate winning even close to a majority of the votes, requiring a runoff election.

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Louisiana Military and Overseas Voters Cast Ranked Ballots

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 08, 2016
Louisiana Military and Overseas Voters Cast Ranked Ballots

This year, overseas and military voters cast ranked choice voting ballots in five states. In fact, in advance of Louisiana’s 8:00 pm poll closing deadline this evening, thousands of ranked ballots will have been returned to the state’s election officials by military and overseas voters.

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International Democracy Organizations Visit FairVote

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier, Drew Penrose on November 07, 2016
International Democracy Organizations Visit FairVote

Recently, FairVote has had the opportunity to make such presentations to two international groups: The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), and representatives from the United States electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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Reform Roundup: September 23, 2016

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on September 23, 2016
Reform Roundup: September 23, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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Running Ranked Choice Voting Elections with OpaVote

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on August 18, 2016
Running Ranked Choice Voting Elections with OpaVote

OpaVote is a website for running elections online, and in this blog post we interview, Jeff O'Neill, the founder of OpaVote and a former FairVote legal intern in 2003. If you are part of an organization that holds elections using ranked choice voting, then you may find OpaVote a useful service for running your election.

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Prince Edward Island Will Hold Ranked Choice Voting Referendum on Electoral Reforms

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on July 15, 2016

Canada's Prince Edward Island has announced it will hold a non-binding referendum on five different electoral reforms in fall. The vote will be held online over the course of 10 days, and voters will use ranked choice voting to weigh in on five options (one of which is ranked choice voting).

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Automatic Voter Registration Act of 2016 Introduced in Congress

Posted on Quick News 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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Reform Round Up: July 8th, 2016

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on July 08, 2016
Reform Round Up: July 8th 2016

Catch up on the latest electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country who have been writing about FairVote’s reform vision.

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