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Ferguson-Florissant School Board Elections Improve with the Voting Rights Act

Posted on What's New by Maya Efrati, Drew Penrose on December 01, 2016
Ferguson-Florissant School Board Elections Improve with the Voting Rights Act

After a successful case brought under the Voting Rights Act, the Ferguson-Florissant School Board now joins the more than 200 jurisdictions in the United States which elect their officers using fair representation voting. By giving voters cumulative voting rights, the families of the Ferguson-Florissant School District will have a stronger voice in the education system for their community.

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11 Ways to Get Involved to Advance Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Grace Ramsey on November 29, 2016
11 Ways to Get Involved to Advance Ranked Choice Voting

FairVote has been thrilled to see the energy from both long-time supporters and folks that are just starting to enter into the discussion. There are several ways you can get involved with our efforts

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Reform Roundup: November 18th, 2016

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 18, 2016
Reform Roundup: November 18th, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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Maine's First Ranked Choice Voting Election: June, 2018

Posted on What's New by Drew Penrose on November 15, 2016
Maine's First Ranked Choice Voting Election: June, 2018

On Election Day 2016, voters in Maine showed that they intend to live up to Maine’s motto: “Dirigo,” meaning “I lead.” In 2018, they will be the first state to use ranked choice voting in all state and congressional elections, notwithstanding doubts expressed in some post-election coverage.

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Reform Roundup: November 11th, 2016

Posted on What's New by Avi Steele on November 11, 2016
Reform Roundup: November 11th, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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Alaska Voters Adopt Automatic Voter Registration

Posted on What's New by Maya Efrati on November 08, 2016
Alaska Voters Adopt Automatic Voter Registration

This past Tuesday, Alaska took a massive step forward to ensuring that all of its citizens have access to the ballot box. Over 65% of Alaska voters approved Ballot Measure 1, which will implement automatic voter registration throughout the state. Clearly, Alaskan citizens understood the importance of enfranchising all of their community.

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Louisiana Military and Overseas Voters Cast Ranked Ballots

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on November 08, 2016
Louisiana Military and Overseas Voters Cast Ranked Ballots

This year, overseas and military voters cast ranked choice voting ballots in five states. In fact, in advance of Louisiana’s 8:00 pm poll closing deadline this evening, thousands of ranked ballots will have been returned to the state’s election officials by military and overseas voters.

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Reform Roundup: November 4th, 2016

Posted on What's New by Avi Steele on November 04, 2016
Reform Roundup: November 4th, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision.

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Reform Roundup: October 28th, 2016

Posted on What's New by Avi Steele on October 28, 2016
Reform Roundup: October 28th, 2016

Catch up on the week’s electoral reform news with our round up of folks across the country writing and talking about FairVote’s reform vision. We also invite you to read these highlights of great press for ranked choice voting in 2016.

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New Research: RCV Doesn't Lower Turnout and Increases It When Replacing Runoffs

Posted on What's New by David C. Kimball on October 26, 2016
New Research: RCV Doesn't Lower Turnout and Increases It When Replacing Runoffs

University of Missouri-St. Louis professor David C. Kimball's research shows that RCV does not adversely affect turnout, rather it increases voter turnout in the decisive election when it replaces a two-round runoff system. Professor Kimball wrote a guest post summarizing his findings.

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