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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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Plurality Voting Causes Problems in South Korea

Posted Will Mantell on March 11, 2022
Plurality Voting Causes Problems in South Korea

This week, votes for progressive candidate Sim Sang-jung may have swung the results in the closest-ever South Korean presidential election. Conservative Yoon Suk-yeol won the race with 48.56% of votes, with progressive Lee Jae-myung taking 47.83%. Sim earned 2.37% – or nearly three times more than the final margin between Yoon and Lee.

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RepresentWomen hosts Solutions Summit in March

Posted Matthew Oberstaedt on February 24, 2022
RepresentWomen hosts Solutions Summit in March

On March 8, RepresentWomen will kick off their first ever Solutions Summit, bringing together experts in election administration, voting rights, and democracy reform. Over the three day event, they’ll discuss a variety of reforms that would improve democracy for every American - such as the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, independent redistricting commissions, and the Fair Representation Act (FRA).

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