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In Writing Their Platforms, Parties Strive For a More Open Electoral System

Posted on What's New by Samantha Washington on July 14, 2016
In Writing Their Platforms, Parties Strive For a More Open Electoral System

It’s July in an election year which means that, among other things, it’s convention time. In the lead up to the conventions, parties are in a flurry of preparation, trying to get every element of their respective events together in time for the opening gavel.

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Reform Roundup: June 3rd, 2016

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on June 03, 2016
Reform Roundup: June 3rd, 2016

The latest roundup of press covering FairVote's reform vision, including pieces in TIME Magazine, Newsweek, In These Times, and The New York Times.

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New York City Includes RCV in State Legislative Agenda

Posted on What's New by Grace Ramsey on March 22, 2016
New York City Includes RCV in State Legislative Agenda

The New York City Council took a step forward in improving elections by including the adoption of ranked choice voting in its legislative agenda for the New York State Legislature. The City Council wrote in favor of legislation proposed by Assemblyman Brian Kavanaugh that would allow New York City to implement RCV for citywide primary elections.

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Montgomery County State Delegation Will Consider RCV Option for Special Elections

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on January 15, 2016
Montgomery County State Delegation Will Consider RCV Option for Special Elections

The Maryland General Assembly (Maryland’s state legislature) has begun its 2016 legislative session. In Montgomery County (Maryland’s most populous county and home to FairVote) Delegates to the General Assembly will consider a local bill that represents an important step forward in advancing ranked choice voting (RCV) for County elections.

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An Opportunity to Expand Suffrage in Montgomery County

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on January 05, 2016
An Opportunity to Expand Suffrage in Montgomery County

This legislative session, members of the Maryland state legislature from Montgomery County will have an opportunity to start a conversation about suffrage and representation. When the 2016 session starts on January 13th, legislators will consider local bill MC 25-16, which would amend the Maryland Constitution to allow the County to expand voting rights to non-citizen residents, as well as 16 and 17 year olds, for Board of Education elections.

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New Zealand holds national election with ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on December 15, 2015
New Zealand holds national election with ranked choice voting

New Zealand uses RCV in several of its major cities, including mayor and city council of Wellington, and just held a national referendum with ranked choice voting, called “preferential voting” in the country. The government has invested tens of millions of dollars in a two-round process in which the current flag will face off against the flag that was chosen in a recent RCV election among five alternative flags.

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#16toVote in D.C.

Posted on What's New by Demarquin Johnson on December 13, 2015
#16toVote in D.C.

There is a movement growing in the District of Columbia to pass the “Youth Voting Amendment Act of 2015.” Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward-6) introduced legislation to lower the voting age to 16 for local and federal elections. FairVote is excited to support local residents in this endeavor along with our allies at National Youth Rights Association, CIRCLE, Young Women’s Project, and Youth For National Change.

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Seven Ways Ranked Choice Voting is Empowering Voters in 2015

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose on November 04, 2015
Seven Ways Ranked Choice Voting is Empowering Voters in 2015

Election Day 2015 has come and gone, and voters in cities in six states again found that they were not limited to marking only one candidate, but had the ability to rank the candidates in order of choice. Here are seven ways RCV worked around the country this year.

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Fixing Top Two with Open General Elections: the Colorado Innovation

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose on May 27, 2014

Opening primary elections to include all voters should not mean closing general elections when most people vote, as it has in California and Washington and may soon in Oregon. Fortunately, an alternative proposal in Colorado is gaining momentum.

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Help FairVote MN's Ranked Choice Voting Video Win Thousands of Dollars For Fairer Elections!

Posted on What's New on May 15, 2013

Today is the last day to show your support for ranked choice voting and FairVote Minnesota in the Looking@Democracy contest. Vote now!

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