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Polling ranked choice voting races: easy as 1, 2, 3!

Posted Adam Ginsburg on June 17, 2021
Polling ranked choice voting races: easy as 1, 2, 3!

Election day in New York’s June 22 primaries—the largest American city thus far to adopt ranked choice voting (RCV)—is a week away. While the method will be used in contests ranging from city council to borough president, the most high-profile race utilizing RCV is the mayoral race—and the stakes are high.

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Academics and thought leaders praise the Fair Representation Act

Posted Matthew Oberstaedt on June 11, 2021
Academics and thought leaders praise the Fair Representation Act

Rep. Don Beyer just reintroduced the Fair Representation Act (FRA) in Congress, which would implement ranked choice voting and multi-member districts for congressional elections. Since its inception, the bill has been hailed by academic leaders in the United States and around the world as a way to fix our broken elections, eliminate gerrymandering, and tackle America’s growing crisis of polarization. Here are some examples of what they have said.

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The view from Austin: Voters are ready for RCV

Posted Author Andrew Allison on May 07, 2021
The view from Austin: Voters are ready for RCV

Last Saturday, Austin became the first city in Texas, and the second-largest city in the country, to adopt ranked-choice voting. The measure passed 59-41 in a low-turnout, off-cycle election. Seven of our ten city council districts favored RCV by a margin of 2-to-1. It was one of the most popular items on an eight-proposition-long ballot.

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