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London, Ontario Considering RCV for Local Elections

Posted on Quick News by Paul Murphy on February 02, 2017
London, Ontario Considering RCV for Local Elections

While Canada’s federal government abandons its electoral reform promises before the 2019 federal general elections, one city in the country’s most populated province is considering implementing a new voting system that would benefit all of its citizens.

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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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La La Land wins Producers Guild of America prize with ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News by Rob Richie on January 29, 2017
'La La Land' Wins Producers Guild of America Prize With Ranked Choice Voting

It's award season, and La La Land just picked up a big prize: the Darryl F. Zanuck Award from the Producers Guild of America (PGA). Underscoring how ranked choice voting is a smart, reliable system for handling voter choice, the PGA and Academy of Motion Pictures have picked the same winner all but one year since adopting the system

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18 States (and Counting) Introduce National Popular Vote Bills

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on January 27, 2017
18 States (and Counting) Introduce National Popular Vote Bills

As of January 27th, 2017, 15 states have introduced legislation to advance a national popular vote for president. The issue has historically been a bi-partisan one--according to National Popular Vote, in 2016 there were 154 Republicans who sponsored the measures and 162 Democrats.

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Conservative Party of Canada Will Cast Ranked Ballots in Leadership Election

Posted on Quick News by Austin Plier on January 26, 2017
Conservative Party of Canada Will Cast Ranked Ballots in Leadership Election

On May 27, 2017, members of the Conservative Party of Canada will elect new leadership after current leader Stephen Harper tendered his resignation on election night in 2015. In order to ensure a majority winner, party members will each cast a ranked ballot.

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Can a Libertarian Win in Georgia?

Posted on Quick News by Paul Murphy on January 26, 2017
Can a Libertarian Win in Georgia?

As Georgia voters wait to see if the 6th Congressional District becomes vacant, this is a great opportunity to talk about how to give all voters a stronger voice and better choices.

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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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Kansas and Virginia Advance Bills to Expand Ballot Access

Posted on Quick News by Ej Marin on January 18, 2017
Kansas and Virginia Advance Bills to Expand Ballot Access

Kansas and Virginia both advanced bills that expand ballot access by making the process more attainable and inclusive for future candidates.

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On MLK Day, Democratic Innovations Can Further Advance Voting Rights

Posted on Quick News by Paul Murphy on January 16, 2017
On MLK Day, Democratic Innovations Can Further Advance Voting Rights

On Monday, January 16th, our country honors the life and service of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His work to make our democracy more inclusive and representative continues today.

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It’s Official: Ranked Choice Voting Becomes Law in Maine

Posted on Quick News by Michelle C. Whittaker on January 07, 2017
It’s Official: Ranked Choice Voting Becomes Law in Maine

Ranked choice voting officially went into law in Maine. Maine is the first state to adopt ranked choice voting for primary and general statewide elections for governor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and the state legislature.

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