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Over 10,000 Vote in UC Berkeley Ranked Choice Voting Election

Posted on Quick News by Ej Marin on April 17, 2017
Over 10,000 Vote in UC Berkeley Ranked Choice Voting Election

From April 10th-12th, the University of California, Berkeley elected its student government using ranked choice voting.

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Amherst College Uses Ranked Choice Voting to Select New Mascot

Posted on Quick News by Ej Marin on April 13, 2017
Amherst College Uses Ranked Choice Voting to Select New Mascot

From March 20-31, 9,295 Amherst College alumni, students, faculty, and staff used ranked choice voting to select a new mascot. The crowded slate of candidates included the Fighting Poets, the Mammoths, Purple & White, the Valley Hawks, and the Wolves.

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FairVote Submits Testimony Supporting Rhode Island Ranked Choice Voting Bill

Posted on Quick News by Ethan Fitzgerald on April 12, 2017
FairVote Submits Testimony Supporting Rhode Island Ranked Choice Voting Bill

Today, the Rhode Island House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on House Joint Resolution 5513, which would initiate a constitutional amendment process to adopt ranked choice voting in elections for state legislative and executive positions.

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Arlington Democrats Use RCV for May Caucus

Posted on Quick News by Ej Marin on April 10, 2017
Arlington Democrats Use RCV for May Caucus

From May 9th to 13th, the Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) will be using ranked choice voting to select their nominee for a seat on the Arlington County Board.

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Cumulative Voting Used in Peoria Election

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on April 06, 2017
Cumulative Voting Used in Peoria Election

On April 4, Peoria, Illinois filled two city council vacancies using cumulative voting. Incumbent Sid Ruckriegel (who was appointed to fill the seat on an interim basis in 2015) and newcomer Zach Oyler were elected and will serve until 2019. Ruckriegel and Oyler were elected citywide by the use of cumulative voting, which is used in more than 50 local jurisdictions across the United States.

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31 Massachusetts Lawmakers Co-Sponsor Ranked Choice Voting Legislation

Posted on Quick News by Ej Marin on March 30, 2017
31 Massachusetts Lawmakers Co-Sponsor Ranked Choice Voting Legislation

A total of 31 lawmakers in Massachusetts are co-sponsoring H. 2897, which would allow towns, municipalities, and cities to use ranked choice voting for their local elections.

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How to Elect More Wendy Davis's

Posted on Quick News by Kelsey Kober, Theodore Landsman on March 22, 2017

In 2008, Wendy Davis was elected to the Texas State Senate from a district that leans Republican. However, despite this, crossover representatives in the Texas Statehouse are rarer than ever.

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2016 Senate Races and the End of Split Ticket Voting

Posted on Quick News by Author Lane Baldwin on March 15, 2017

In 2016, for the first time in American history, every US Senate race went to the winner of the state presidential vote, contradicting a the widely held belief that negative views of Trump and Clinton would lead to large amounts of split ticket voting and electoral divergence. While many were surprised by the unprecedented nationalization of voting trends, this was the culmination of partisan trends that have been growing for decades.

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RCV Voters Reject Backroom Dealing in West Australia Election

Posted on Quick News by Haley Smith, Theodore Landsman on March 14, 2017

This past Saturday, the Australian Labor Party took control of the Western Australian state parliament after more than eight years of Liberal Party leadership. In a historic swing election, voters emphatically rejected the ruling Liberal-National coalition, with outgoing premier Colin Barnett conceding the race less than three hours after the polls closed. Support for the popular minor party, One Nation, was low as well.

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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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