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California Assemblyman Proposes Extending Voting Rights 17-Year-Olds

Posted on Quick News by Shane Wade on March 09, 2017
California Assemblyman Proposes Extending Voting Rights 17-Year-Olds

California Assemblyman Evan Low has introduced a measure to lower the state’s minimum voting age to 17. “Young people are our future,” he said in an interview discussing the measure, “Lowering the voting age will help give them a voice in the democratic process and instill a lifelong habit of voting.”

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Not a Popularity Contest: Facebook “Likes” as Election Predictors

Posted on Quick News by Shane Wade on February 06, 2017

Evanston Now, ranked their mayoral candidates based on Facebook “likes.” Will the likes match the results?

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Binghamton University's Student Association President Proposes Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News by Shane Wade on February 01, 2017
Binghamton University's Student Association President Proposes Ranked Choice Voting

Under the proposed legislation, voters would rank candidates by preference, and if their most preferred candidate is nonviable, their vote would move to their second choice,

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Madigan Again

Posted on Quick News by Shane Wade on February 01, 2017
Madigan Again

Rep. Madigan’s re-election makes him the longest-serving House speaker in any state in modern American history despite being massively unpopular.

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Can Our Political Institutions Handle Our Political Divisions?

Posted on Quick News by Shane Wade on January 25, 2017
Can Our Political Institutions Handle Our Political Divisions?

Among his recommendations, Drutman argues in favor of multi-member districts and ranked-choice voting--reforms at the heart of FairVote’s Fair Representation Act.

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New Federal Protections of the Right to Vote or Overstepping? Presidential Policy Directive 21

Posted on What's New by Maya Efrati, Shane Wade on January 25, 2017
New Federal Protections of the Right to Vote or Overstepping? Presidential Policy Directive 21

The decision by former DHS secretary Johnson has received equal parts praise and criticism. Given FairVote’s longstanding support for a constitutional right to vote, we wanted to examine Johnson’s designation.

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Vote Like the Academy: Oscars 2017

Posted on What's New by Shane Wade on January 12, 2017
Vote Like the Academy: Oscars 2017

Academy Award nomination voting began Thursday, January 5, and runs through Friday, January 13. By using ranked choice voting, the Academy allows a variety of nominees to be considered--from blockbuster hits, to independent films.

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