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Ranked choice voting is on the ballot in Seattle

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on July 15, 2022
Ranked choice voting is on the ballot in Seattle

In an historic 7 to 2 vote on Thursday, the City Council of Seattle placed a ranked choice voting (RCV) measure on the November ballot.

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

Posted on Quick News 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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Asian Americans Win With Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on May 27, 2022
Asian Americans Win With Ranked Choice Voting

Asian Americans are underrepresented at all levels of government, from city councils to the halls of Congress. Yet a popular reform offers the chance to reverse that trend: ranked choice voting (RCV).

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Images from the FairVote Awards

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on April 15, 2022
Images from the FairVote Awards

On Monday, April 11, we held our inaugural FairVote Awards ceremony in New York City. The event brought together hundreds of Americans passionate about improving democracy for voters. Here are Getty Images from the night.

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FairVote updates model legislation for states to adopt ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on March 28, 2022
FairVote updates model legislation for states to adopt ranked choice voting

Ranked choice voting (RCV) is already the nation’s fastest growing voting reform, with statewide adoption in Maine and Alaska and local use in dozens of cities nationwide. At FairVote, we take seriously our mission to make implementing RCV even easier for state and local governments by making resources available to anyone committed to election reform.

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Join us at the FairVote Awards!

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on March 21, 2022
Join us at the FairVote Awards!

On April 11, we’re hosting the FairVote Awards in New York City to celebrate recent election reform wins and lift up several of the incredible people who are working each day to fix American democracy.

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RepresentWomen hosts Solutions Summit in March

Posted on Quick News 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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Twitter Space: The Future of Voting Reform for Black Voters

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on February 23, 2022
Twitter Space: The Future of Voting Reform for Black Voters

In honor of Black History Month, we’re hosting a Twitter Space on The Future of Voting Reform for Black Voters. We’re excited for a great conversation with guests Jessica Pierce, co-founder of Piece by Piece Strategies; Stefanie Brown James of The Collective PAC; advocate and activist Markus Bachelor; and FairVote’s own Khalid Pitts.

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RCV Day Shows Energy Behind Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on January 27, 2022
RCV Day Shows Energy Behind Ranked Choice Voting

On January 23, 2022, Americans in every region of the country celebrated Ranked Choice Voting Day (Get it? It’s 1/23). They mobilized to increase awareness of ranked choice voting (RCV), a simple yet impactful upgrade to our elections that allows voters to pick their true favorite candidates rather than vote ‘strategically,’ which incentivizes candidates to reach out to more people on the campaign trail.

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Ranked choice voting wins across the country

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on November 03, 2021
Ranked choice voting wins across the country

Ranked choice voting (RCV) was on the ballot in three cities last night, and it won in all three.

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