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The PROVE Act: Pre-Registering Youth to Vote

Posted on Quick News 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 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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New Cosponsor of Fair Representation Act: Congressman Jim Cooper of Tennessee

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on July 26, 2017
New Cosponsor of Fair Representation Act: Congressman Jim Cooper of Tennessee

The Fair Representation Act (FRA) -- H.R. 3057 continues to gain new Congressional cosponsors. The FRA was introduced on June 26, 2017 by Congressman Don Beyer who serves Virginia’s 8th district representing Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, and parts of Fairfax County. Rep. Beyer introduced the FRA because, ‘this bill would ensure that every voter has their voice represented in Congress, and make real progress towards bipartisan focus on getting results for the American people.’

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2017 India Presidential Election

Posted on Quick News Myeisha Boyd on July 18, 2017
2017 India Presidential Election

This week, India elects a new President with ranked choice voting (RCV) playing a pivotal role. Although RCV is not used to elect India's main parliament, it has significant uses in the nation's largest democracy, one of the most important is for selecting the president.

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Democrats Choose Fairfax County School Board Candidate with RCV

Posted on Quick News Shashank Vura on June 29, 2017
Democrats Choose Fairfax County School Board Candidate with RCV

On Friday, the Fairfax County (Virginia) Democratic Party endorsed its nominee for an upcoming special election to fill an at-large position on the School Board. Democrats winnowed down the broad field of six candidates using ranked choice voting.

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Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act Introduced

Posted on Quick News Maya Efrati, Drew Penrose on June 22, 2017
Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act Introduced

In 2013, the Supreme Court nullified a much-needed part of the VRA in Shelby County v. Holder. Today, the Voting Rights Advancement Act was reintroduced in Congress. The bill would restore Section 5 of the VRA, establishing a new formula for determining which states would be covered.

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Massachusetts Democrats Back RCV At State Convention

Posted on Quick News Shashank Vura on June 05, 2017
Massachusetts Democrats Back RCV At State Convention

On Saturday, the Massachusetts Democratic Party adopted a new platform, including an amendment supporting ranked choice voting. This echoes a long history of support for ranked choice voting in the state.

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Illinois Legislature Unanimously Passes Automatic Voter Registration

Posted on Quick News Maya Efrati on May 30, 2017
Illinois Legislature Unanimously Passes Automatic Voter Registration

Today, the Illinois state house of representatives passed a bill for automatic voter registration 115 to 0. That follows a vote of the state senate where it passed 48 to 0. The bill now goes to the governor for his signature, which will make Illinois the ninth state to adopt automatic voter registration.

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More than 5,000 Voters Cast Ranked Choice Ballots in Arlington County Democratic Caucus

Posted on Quick News Ethan Fitzgerald on May 15, 2017
More than 5,000 Voters Cast Ranked Choice Ballots in Arlington County Democratic Caucus

The Arlington County (Virginia) Democratic Committee (ACDC) endorsed two candidates for county office this weekend using ranked choice voting. The ACDC first used ranked choice voting in 2014, and a record 5,972 voters participated in this year’s caucus.

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St. Olaf College to Use Ranked Choice Voting in 2018

Posted on Quick News Ethan Fitzgerald on May 09, 2017
St. Olaf College to Use Ranked Choice Voting in 2018

Like voters in nearby Minneapolis and St. Paul and students at more than 50 US schools, Oles can look forward to inclusive, civil campaigns and elections won with majority support and consensus. Tyler Benning, the Student Senate’s Bylaws Chair, noted the excitement: “Multiple Senators spoke to share their general support for RCV, and the proposal passed unanimously.

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