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Ranked choice voting elections to watch in 2021

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Elena Gilbertson Hall on September 17, 2021
Ranked choice voting elections to watch in 2021

In the last few years, more and more cities have started to experiment with ranked choice voting in their municipal elections. This November, there will be a historic number of cities using RCV for their elections -- from mayor to city council to school board. In Utah alone this year, 23 cities chose to opt-in to an RCV pilot program.

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Winner-take-all elections encourage malicious vote splitting

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on September 10, 2021
Winner-take-all elections encourage malicious vote splitting

In this month’s St. Petersburg municipal elections, Boris Vishnevsky, a member of the liberal Yabloko party, faced a shocking challenge: two other candidates changed their names to Boris Vishevsky in order to confuse voters and split the vote to prevent the original Vishnevsky’s victory.

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Canada deserves proportional representation

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on September 03, 2021
Canada deserves proportional representation

Canada’s electoral system of single-member parliamentary districts that are won with a simple plurality of votes has repeatedly failed Canadian voters, denying them fair representation at the federal level.

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Ann Arbor, MI will have ranked choice voting on November ballot

Posted on Quick News Elena Gilbertson Hall on August 05, 2021
Ann Arbor, MI will have ranked choice voting on November ballot

This November, Ann Arbor voters will decide whether to switch to a ranked choice voting (RCV) system for the city’s mayoral and council elections. The Ann Arbor City Council voted 10-1 this week to put the RCV question on the Nov. 2 ballot.

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Multi-member districts: a win for representation

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on August 04, 2021
Multi member districts: a win for representation

Single-winner districts lead to millions of Americans being underrepresented -- including blue-state Republicans, red-state Democrats, independents, women, and communities of color -- because they are locked into gerrymandered winner-take-all congressional districts that are consistently won by candidates of the plurality group. The Fair Representation Act (FRA) would create proportional multi member districts, solving this problem and improving representation across the political spectrum.

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The Voter Choice Act: give states and cities more choice

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on July 28, 2021
The Voter Choice Act: give states and cities more choice

The Voter Choice Act, expected to be reintroduced in Congress later this year, would achieve a powerful goal: help states and cities who want to transition to ranked choice voting (RCV). The bill would empower localities with technical assistance from the federal government during the transition process.

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Major win for ranked choice voting in Colorado

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on June 28, 2021
Major win for ranked choice voting in Colorado

With the passage of ranked choice voting (RCV) legislation in states across the US, the voting system is proving to have wide bipartisan appeal. Today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill to make it easier for Colorado cities to opt-in to RCV by giving them technical support through their county clerks’ offices

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Success in biggest city-wide ranked choice voting election in American history

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on June 25, 2021
Success in biggest city-wide ranked choice voting election in American history

New York City’s 2021 mayoral primary election was the largest ranked choice voting (RCV) election in American history. This is an exciting step for the RCV movement and may contribute to national momentum for advancing RCV proposals.

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