Pages tagged "Author Myeisha Boyd"


New Zealand Cities Voting to Implement Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Myeisha Boyd on September 19, 2017
New Zealand Cities Voting to Implement Ranked Choice Voting

A growing number of cities in New Zealand are moving to RCV, a method for electing local candidates.

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The PROVE Act: Pre-Registering Youth to Vote

Posted on Quick News by Myeisha Boyd on September 06, 2017
The PROVE Act: Pre-Registering Youth to Vote

Our democracy is strongest when everyone takes part. That’s why FairVote has worked for many years to make pre-registration for young voters a national standard.

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FairVote's Rob Richie talks partisanship and proportional voting in Governing

Posted on Quick News by Myeisha Boyd on September 01, 2017
FairVote's Rob Richie talks partisanship and proportional voting in Governing

In “What’s ‘Proportional Voting,’ and Why Is It Making a Comeback?” posted by Governing, the idea of proportional voting is brought back to the spotlight as a way for the United States to start conducting elections and ensuring that voters are being represented fairly.

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A Proposed Initiative to Adopt Ranked Choice Voting in Missouri

Posted on What's New by Grace Ramsey, Myeisha Boyd on September 01, 2017
A Proposed Initiative to Adopt Ranked Choice Voting in Missouri

Missourians For Fair and Open Elections campaigns for electoral reforms by organizing and fighting for better representation for Missouri’s voters.

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In Minnesota, Red Wing Citizens Assembly Favors Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Myeisha Boyd on August 21, 2017
In Minnesota, Red Wing Citizens Assembly Favors Ranked Choice Voting

The citizens of Red Wing, MN recently completed an extensive citizens assembly recommending RCV for local elections

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Alabama’s U.S. Senate Primary will use Ranked Choice Voting for Overseas Voters

Posted on What's New by Drew Penrose, Myeisha Boyd on August 15, 2017
Alabama’s U.S. Senate Primary will use Ranked Choice Voting for Overseas Voters

Today, voters in Alabama will vote in the primary election for U.S. Senate, to fill Jeff Session’s vacant seat. However, military and overseas voters have already been voting - and they had the opportunity to rank their choices with an “instant runoff” ballot.

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Interview: How Unitarian Universalists Elected President with Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Myeisha Boyd on August 07, 2017
Interview: How Unitarian Universalists Elected President with Ranked Choice Voting

On June 24, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) elected Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray as its ninth president. She was the winner of a three way race held with ranked choice voting (RCV), also known as instant runoff voting.

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Amherst Likely to Vote on Charter Commission Recommendations that include Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Myeisha Boyd on August 07, 2017
Amherst Likely to Vote on Charter Commission Recommendations that include Ranked Choice Voting

In 2016, a Charter Commission in Amherst (MA) was approved by a majority with 60% voters in favor. The commission is proposing elections be held with ranked choice voting (RCV). The task of the Charter Commission is to study Amherst government and recommend changes within two years. After a 16 month study, the Charter Commission recommended replacing Town Meeting with a town council, among other recommendations. Charter Commission Chairman Andy Churchill said the proposal would call for 13 town councilors, three at large and two each will become five wards instead of the current 10 precincts. Churchill wrote, “We believe the result is a set of recommendations that reflect the varied interests of our residents.”

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Ranked Choice Voting is Coming to Memphis

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose, Myeisha Boyd on August 01, 2017
Ranked Choice Voting is Coming to Memphis

In 2008, Memphis, Tennessee adopted ranked choice voting (RCV) by a landslide, with 70 percent of voters in favor of a city charter amendment. RCV, also known as instant runoff voting, allows voters to rank candidates in order of choice and eliminates the need for runoff elections.

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Don’t Let Our Democracy Collapse: A Q&A with Richard Hasen

Posted on What's New by Myeisha Boyd on July 27, 2017
Don’t Let Our Democracy Collapse: A Q&A with Richard Hasen

FairVote had the opportunity to catch up with Richard Hasen regarding his recent article published in the New York Times, “Don’t Let Our Democracy Collapse,” focusing on our democracy and the electoral process in the United States. Hasen writes, “the future is scary. Public confidence in the fairness of the election process is already largely driven by who wins and who loses.”

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