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A “Boulder” Reform Package in Colorado

Posted Rob Richie on October 05, 2020
A “Boulder” Reform Package in Colorado

The final city to put RCV on the ballot this year was Boulder (CO), where the city council joined with local reformers to place a measure to move from having the council select the mayor to voters electing the mayor directly with ranked choice voting.

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Guidance for Holding a Safe and Fair Election

Posted Matthew Oberstaedt on September 22, 2020
Guidance for Holding a Safe and Fair Election

Americans have begun voting in an unprecedented national election marked by a worldwide pandemic, and millions more will vote in the coming weeks. With National Voter Registration Day underway, it is important to help all citizens participate fully in the democratic process.

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Proposed Bill by Senator Rubio Would Take Pressure off a Strained Electoral System

Posted Drew Penrose on August 20, 2020
Proposed Bill by Senator Rubio Would Take Pressure off a Strained Electoral System

The infrastructure we use to elect the President of the United States is a complex machine cobbled together by disparate actors, often under-resourced and under pressure; a strong enough force in the wrong place could cause it to collapse. We saw glimpses of that in the 2000 election and again in 2016. Yet as we enter an election already strained by a global pandemic, many of the structural weaknesses in our presidential election system remain unaddressed.

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