Pages tagged "Author mike macnevin"

The Most Obvious Option: Ranked Choice Voting for Party Leadership Elections in the English-Speaking World

Posted on What's New Sarah John, Mike Macnevin on November 12, 2014

Next week, the results of the New Zealand Labour Party's leadership election will be announced. The New Zealand Labour Party is the latest political party to use ranked choice voting (RCV) to determine its leader. This article documents the tried and true use of RCV in internal party elections in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and Scotland. International experience augurs well for the use of RCV in party elections within the United States, especially the Republican Presidential Caucuses in Iowa.

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Millions of 16- and 17 years olds vote in Brazilian Presidential Election, but no President Elected

Posted on What's New Mike Macnevin on October 23, 2014

Brazilians flocked to the polls on October 5, 2014, to vote for their next president. Yet, after all the votes were counted, no one was elected. This blog entry briefly explores the use of runoff elections in Brazil before discussing the growing worldwide movement to repeat Brazil's enfranchisement of  16 and 17 year olds.

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Is “No” the Status Quo? The Scottish Vote on Independence

Posted on What's New Mike Macnevin on September 16, 2014

The Scottish electorate will vote Thursday on whether or not to break away from the United Kingdom, a 300 year old union. Will the inclusion of newly enfranchised 16 and 17 year old voters be decisive in declaring Scottish independence? 

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