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Local Elections in Texas Demonstrate the Power - and Limits - of Cumulative Voting Rights

Posted on What's New by Maya Efrati on May 19, 2017
Local Elections in Texas Demonstrate the Power - and Limits - of Cumulative Voting Rights

On May 6th, voters in more than 50 Texas jurisdictions went to the polls to elect local representatives with cumulative voting rights. Cumulative voting, a form of fair representation voting, has been successful in empowering racial and ethnic minority voters in Texas, but this year’s election demonstrated its limitations as well.

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New NYC "I Voted" sticker chosen with ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on May 17, 2017
New NYC

Last Thursday, NYC Votes announced the winning design of this year’s “I Voted” sticker contest using ranked choice voting.

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Reform Roundup: February 10th, 2017

Posted on What's New by Paul Murphy on February 10, 2017
Reform Roundup: February 10th, 2017

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

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Maine Legislators Should Respect the Will of the People

Posted on What's New by Grace Ramsey on February 02, 2017
Maine Legislators Should Respect the Will of the People

When Maine voters adopted ranked choice voting on November 8, 2016, the result was heralded as “hope for the future.” However, a recent controversial move in South Dakota demonstrates how politicians can react to reform with knee-jerk opposition, and some worry that at least some Maine legislators are seeking a way to delay, or even repeal, ranked choice voting - against the wishes of the people.

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Wyoming Legislators Introduce Bills Advancing Electoral Reform

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on January 30, 2017
Wyoming Legislators Introduce Bills Advancing Electoral Reform

Wyoming State Senators Cale Case and Chris Rothfuss, along with Representative Dan Zwonitzer, recently filed a bill to move the state’s elections to “ranked pairs” voting. Rothfuss and Zwonitzer are also sponsors of a bill to establish a commission to study election issues, including alternative voting systems.

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Reform Roundup: January 27th, 2017

Posted on What's New by Paul Murphy on January 27, 2017
Reform Roundup: January 27th, 2017

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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Iowa Democrats Elect State Party Chair Using Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on January 27, 2017
Iowa Democrats Elect State Party Chair Using Ranked Choice Voting

In the first election for state chair using a single, ranked choice voting ballot, the Iowa Democratic Party elected Derek Eadon from a crowded field of seven candidates. Ranked choice voting allowed the committee to efficiently elect Eadon with a majority of the vote and choose a candidate who seems to have earned consensus support from different factions within the party.

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2017 Begins with Ranked Choice Voting Legislation in Nine States

Posted on What's New by Ethan Fitzgerald on January 25, 2017
2017 Begins with Ranked Choice Voting Legislation in Nine States

Building on the momentum of historic wins for ranked choice voting in Maine and Benton County, Oregon, lawmakers from Massachusetts to Hawaii have introduced bills that would expand its use in their states.

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Reform Roundup: January 13th, 2017

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on January 13, 2017
Reform Roundup: January 13th, 2017

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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Vote Like the Academy: Oscars 2017

Posted on What's New by Shane Wade on January 12, 2017
Vote Like the Academy: Oscars 2017

Academy Award nomination voting began Thursday, January 5, and runs through Friday, January 13. By using ranked choice voting, the Academy allows a variety of nominees to be considered--from blockbuster hits, to independent films.

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