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Portland, Oregon could be the next American city with proportional RCV

Posted Matthew Oberstaedt on June 16, 2022
Portland, Oregon could be the next American city with proportional RCV

On Tuesday, Portland, Oregon’s Charter Commission voted 17 to 3 to send a referendum that includes proportional ranked choice voting (PRCV) to the November ballot. If it passes, the city would be divided into 4 geographic districts of equal population. Each district would elect 3 members to the city council using PRCV, which picks winners in accordance with the size of voting blocks in the city.

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Global News Sources Review RCV in Australia

Posted Maria Merkle on June 10, 2022
Global News Sources Review RCV in Australia

Australia’s May 21st parliamentary election received global news coverage thanks to the major success of women and candidates who prioritize climate change. The election showed the potential of ranked choice voting, called “preferential voting” in Australia, to pick leaders who accurately reflect the public will rather than the political extreme.

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Burlington Adopts RCV for their City Council Elections

Posted Celia Calhoun on May 25, 2022
Burlington Adopts RCV for their City Council Elections

Burlington, Vermont will now get to use ranked choice voting (RCV) in their city council elections. This recent change was possible thanks to support from the state legislature, which passed a bill allowing the city’s charter amendment implementing RCV to take effect. Burlington is the first city to adopt RCV this year, a decision which was overwhelmingly supported by more than ⅔ of Burlington voters in a March 2021 referendum.

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Maine, Utah, and California are doubling down on ranked choice voting

Posted Will Mantell on April 14, 2022
Maine, Utah, and California are doubling down on ranked choice voting

Ruby-red Utah, purple Maine, and blue California are the states with the most widespread current use of RCV -- in 23 cities in Utah, and in all federal elections and state-level primaries Maine, and for nearly two decades in major California cities like San Francisco & Oakland. Additionally, at least two more California cities will implement RCV in 2022.

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