Pages tagged "Ranked choice voting"


Overseas Voters from 5 States to Use Ranked Choice Voting Ballots in 2014 Congressional Election

Posted on What's New by Dania N. Korkor on April 17, 2014

The best way to make sure the votes of overseas and military voters will count is for more cities to adopt the ranked choice ballots. This sensible, simple and innovative process protects the voting rights of thousands.

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FairVote Survey Shows Support for Takoma Park Voting Reforms

Posted on What's New on April 11, 2014

An exit survey conducted by FairVote demonstrates that Takoma Park's bold new voting laws have widespread support among voters.

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Students Laud Ranked Choice Voting in Georgetown University Election

Posted on What's New by Devin Mitchell, Ben Petit on March 04, 2014

Georgetown elected its GUSA president using ranked choice voting last week, a system the school has used since 2006.

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In Fractured Oscar Field, Ranked Choice Voting Elects the Real Best Picture

Posted on What's New on February 28, 2014

Ranked choice voting is the best way to select the Best Picture at the Oscars. This year's close race is a great example of why it matters.

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Ranked Choice Party List: Raising the Threshold in Israel Without Hurting Arab Israelis

Posted on What's New on January 13, 2014

Proposals to raise the threshold of election in Israel's proportional representation system have proved controversial. Our innovative ranked choice proposal could remove that controversy.

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The Role of Ranked Choice Voting in 2013

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Drew Spencer Penrose on November 29, 2013

If you followed the local elections and the special elections that took place in 2013, you probably heard some stories about ranked choice voting - and there's a good chance they were positive.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts Elections a Model for America

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on November 01, 2013

Cambridge, Massachusetts will elect a new City Council and School Committee on Tuesday through one of the nation's only ranked choice multi-seat electoral systems.  The system has unique advantages that lead to fairer and more representative outcomes for the city's voters.

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Top Two (With a Twist) for Oregon?

Posted on What's New on October 18, 2013

In 2008, Oregon voters rejected a ballot initiative for a Top Two system by a nearly two-to-one vote. In 2014, Top Two may be back on the ballot, but this time tied to a famous Oregonian name and with a twist.

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Ranked Choice Voting Vs. Block Voting: The Effects of Electoral Structure in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on October 04, 2013

Ballot data from November's Cambridge City Council election can be used to simulate a vote using block voting, the most common method for the election of city councils in the United States.  The results illustrate the value of the Cambridge system for ensuring fair representation of political and ethnic minority groups.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts Voters Elect City Council and School Committee Using Ranked Choice Voting and Multi-Member Districts

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on October 04, 2013

Voters in Cambridge, Massachusetts elected a new city government earlier this month, using ranked choice voting in multi-member districts as they have in every municipal election since 1941. This year's contest provides another illustration of the advantages of this system, including fair representation of minorities, reduced negative campaigning, and greater voter satisfaction.

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