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Fourth Circuit Restores Pro-Voter Practices to North Carolina

Posted on Quick News by Drew Spencer Penrose on July 29, 2016
Fourth Circuit Restores Pro-Voter Practices to North Carolina

Today the Federal Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit reversed a lower court in North Carolina and struck down a bill implementing strict voter ID and repealing many of the state's pro-voter policies, including voter preregistration.

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Low turnout in Georgia's expensive primary runoffs highlight need for RCV

Posted on Quick News by Michael Patison on July 27, 2016
Low turnout in Georgia's expensive primary runoffs highlight need for RCV

On July 26th, a handful of Georgians went to the polls to vote in runoff primary elections. Ranked choice voting, in which voters rank the candidates in order of preference, would eliminate the need for costly, unexciting runoffs since the runoff process is already built into the ballot-counting process. Additionally, because turnout is higher in the primary, we can ensure the voices of more people are heard when choosing the party nominee.

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New York Should Think Outside the Box to Improve Primaries

Posted on Quick News by Ethan Fitzgerald on July 22, 2016

Lawmakers that want more open and efficient elections in New York should go beyond trying to fix one issue at a time and instead give voters a system that is fair to everyone.

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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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National Disability Voter Registration Week

Posted on Quick News by Harry Leeser on July 15, 2016

The American Association of People with Disabilities’ (AAPD) REV UP! campaign organized National Disability Voter Registration Week from July 11th-15th to raise awareness of barriers impacting the right to vote of people with disabilities and encourage them to register ahead of the upcoming election in November. The REV UP! Campaign and National Disability Voter Registration Week are new this year, and this week was selected as a lead-in to the annual celebration of the American Disabilities Act.

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Third Party Chances Are Slim Without Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News by Ethan Fitzgerald on July 15, 2016

Without expanded use of ranked choice voting, third parties have little chance of gaining traction among the electorate. Even if they do, they run the risk of splitting the vote with ideologically similar parties, and allowing the party they agree with least to win. Reich is correct to point out that there are more than just two viewpoints in American politics and each deserves a seat at the table. But to ensure that every group has a real chance of winning representation, we need a level playing field for all perspectives.

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Newt Gingrich Wins Vice Presidential RCV Straw Poll

Posted on Quick News by Jeremy Seitz-brown on July 14, 2016

The “Veepstakes” are nearing a close, with Donald Trump expected to announce his vice presidential selection by the end of the week and Hillary Clinton expected to announce her selection sometime next week. In an online RCV poll conducted by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) Newt Gingrich emerged victorious, winning 40% of votes in the first round and 64% in the final round.

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UK Conservative Party's Leadership Election Functions Like a Ranked Choice Voting Election

Posted on Quick News by Michael Patison on July 13, 2016

Very closely simulating a ranked choice voting election, Conservative MPs voted in a series of ballots to eventually elect Theresa May as leader of the party and replace David Cameron as Prime Minister.

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Abner Mikva, Fair Representation Voting Champion, Has Died

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on July 05, 2016

Abner Mikva died on July 4th, our nation's Independence Day. Judge Mikva had a storied career, including time as a federal judge, Member of Congress and White House counsel.

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