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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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Oklahoma primary runoff sees turnout decline by one-fourth

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on August 27, 2020
Oklahoma primary runoff sees turnout decline by one-fourth

Oklahoma’s primary runoffs are supposed to ensure that whoever the party nominates has support from the majority of members, but that goal is undermined by the fact that primary runoffs typically have far lower turnout than the initial primary.

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What American political parties can learn from Canada’s Conservatives

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on August 25, 2020
What American political parties can learn from Canada’s Conservatives

Canada’s Conservative Party used a version of #RankedChoiceVoting that weights ballots based on Canada’s electoral districts (which it calls ‘ridings’) in its all-mail election to choose a new leader on Sunday. 

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