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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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All RCV Elections in the Bay Area So Far Have Produced Condorcet Winners

Posted on What's New by Theodore Landsman on January 06, 2017
Every RCV Election in the Bay Area So Far Has Produced Condorcet Winners

San Francisco started using ranked choice voting in 2004. Since then, four Bay Area cities have held 138 elections for the 53 offices elected in those cities. In every single instance, the winner of the election has been the candidate who would defeat all others in a head-to-head contest -- that is, “the Condorcet winner.”

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Reform Roundup: December 22nd, 2016

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier on December 22, 2016
Reform Roundup: December 22nd, 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: December 9th

Posted on What's New by Avi Steele on December 09, 2016
Reform Roundup: December 9th

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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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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