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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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Reform Roundup: October 21st, 2016

Posted on What's New by Avi Steele on October 21, 2016
Reform Roundup: October 21st, 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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RCV Elections and Runoffs: Exhausted Votes vs Exhausted Voters in the Bay Area

Posted on What's New by Theodore Landsman on October 19, 2016
RCV Elections and Runoffs: Exhausted Votes vs Exhausted Voters in the Bay Area

Ranked choice voting has been adopted by several cities in the Bay Area of California and elsewhere to replace a contingent runoff taking place after a November election. One concern for advocates and critics alike is ballot exhaustion, but the data shows reason for optimism.

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Reform Roundup: October 14th, 2016

Posted on What's New by Avi Steele on October 14, 2016
Reform Roundup: October 14th, 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 6th, 2016

Posted on What's New by Avi Steele on October 06, 2016
Reform Roundup: October 6th, 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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Disappointed, But Still Optimistic

Posted on What's New by Jennifer Pae on October 04, 2016
Disappointed, But Still Optimistic

That is what SB 1288 sought to do -- that is, encourage participation by giving more options to more voters for electing a true representative. By depriving cities and counties the choice of which voting method works best for their communities, including an opportunity to use ranked choice voting so that voters have more voice and a greater choice, Governor Brown is making the choice for them.

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