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Over 12,500 vote in UC Berkeley Ranked Choice Voting Election

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on April 14, 2016
Over 12,500 vote in UC Berkeley Ranked Choice Voting Election

More than 12,500 of Berkeley’s roughly 38,000 students (32%) participated in this year’s election for the Associated Students of the University of California Senate and executive branch. This level of turnout is impressive in student elections and can be, at least in part, attributed to the dynamic climate around campus politics at Berkeley.

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New Legislation in 13 States to Expand Use of Ranked Choice Voting in 2016

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on February 09, 2016
New Legislation in 13 States to Expand Use of Ranked Choice Voting in 2016

With a new year comes a new legislative session in state houses around the U.S. 2016 has seen state legislators nationwide use this opportunity to empower voters by introducing bills that create new uses of ranked choice voting (RCV) at the state and local levels. Just one month into this year’s session, at least 27 pro-RCV bills have been introduced in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

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Ranked Choice Voting Can Improve Campus Elections

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on February 04, 2016

Check out our presentation on RCV for the American Student Government Association's monthly webinar series. We discuss the mechanics of ranked choice voting, the solutions it offers for making elections more civil and governments more representative, and hear about Georgetown University’s experience with RCV elections.

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O’Malley’s plea for second-choice support meaningless without RCV

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on December 03, 2015
O’Malley’s plea for second-choice support meaningless without RCV

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley met with House Democrats on Tuesday to discuss his campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination. The tone of the meeting reflected his poor standing in the polls, as he asked House Democrats not to be their first choice, but their second.

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