Drew Penrose

Law and Policy Director

Drew Penrose

Drew Penrose heads the law and policy department at FairVote. He contributes to work around ranked choice voting, primary elections, election administration, and the Voting Rights Act. He and Rob Richie have co-authored two law review articles arguing for the use of ranked choice voting in legislative elections. Penrose has also helped draft and submit amicus curiae briefs in cases concerning voting rights, primary elections, and ballot access.

Penrose earned a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2006, and a J.D. from the James E. Rogers College of Law in 2012. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, where he has also published articles on public financing of elections in the Arizona Law Review and Arizona Attorney Magazine.

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“Ranked Choice” Poll Reveals Better Ways to Gauge Democratic Voter Preferences in Crowded Presidential Field

Posted on February 28, 2020

The Democratic primary season is heating up as we head into Super Tuesday. Conflicting narratives on the nature of the still-crowded field’s divided support and questions over which candidate would be strongest nominee in the general election dominate the conversation. Now, FairVote has commissioned a SurveyUSA poll to help shed light on these questions, with ranked choice voting (RCV) providing new insights.



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