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Keep it simple: Advice for polling ranked choice elections

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on October 16, 2020
Keep it simple: Advice for polling ranked choice elections

Ranked choice voting is now a common feature of American political life, used in jurisdictions from coast to coast and likely to expand even further in 2020. That makes it increasingly important to know how to poll ranked choice elections well.

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FairVote Webinar Rewind: The Yang Gang Is Ready For The End of Tactical Voting

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on October 14, 2020
FairVote Webinar Rewind: The Yang Gang Is Ready For The End of Tactical Voting

On Tuesday, October 13, entrepreneur and former presidential candidate Andrew Yang joined an installment of FairVote’s webinar series on The Future of American Elections.

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FairVote Webinar Rewind: Redefining representation for American Voters

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on October 09, 2020
FairVote Webinar Rewind: Redefining representation for American Voters

On Thursday, October 1, FairVote hosted the third webinar in our Fall series about The Future of American Elections. The topic of the webinar was “Redefining representation for American voters.”

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Watch: FairVote webinars explore reforms to American elections

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on September 29, 2020
Watch: FairVote webinars explore reforms to American elections

This year, FairVote has held several webinars that take a close look at the flaws in our elections and how they can be reformed to better serve the public.

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News Roundup: Ranked choice voting comes to presidential elections

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on September 24, 2020
News Roundup: Ranked choice voting comes to presidential elections

Have you been following the debate about ranked choice voting in Maine? Here are some of the best articles that have come out about the ruling in the last few days.

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Guidance for Holding a Safe and Fair Election

Posted on Quick News 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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FairVote Webinar Rewind: Innovating for a More Reflective Government

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on September 22, 2020
FairVote Webinar Rewind: Innovating for a More Reflective Government

On Tuesday, September 15, FairVote hosted the second webinar in our Fall series about The Future of American Elections. The topic of the webinar was “Innovating for a More Reflective Government.”

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Boulder voters have opportunity to adopt ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on September 08, 2020
Boulder voters have opportunity to adopt ranked choice voting

Voters in Boulder, Colorado will soon get to decide if they want to elect their mayor directly using ranked choice voting (RCV). Currently, Boulder’s mayor is chosen by the City Council from among its own members. 

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Massachusetts House Primary Shows Need for Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on September 03, 2020
Massachusetts House Primary Shows Need for Ranked Choice Voting

Yet another crowded primary has chosen a winner with less than a fourth of voters supporting them, adding to the sad litany of American elections that were won even though the majority of voters picked someone else. This election provides even more evidence of the need to implement ranked choice voting (RCV).

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FairVote Webinar Rewind: Making Every Vote Count

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on September 03, 2020
FairVote Webinar Rewind: Making Every Vote Count

This Fall, FairVote is holding a series of webinars to take a deep look at The Future of American Elections. The inaugural webinar, called “Making Every Vote Count,” was held on Friday, August 28.

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