Reports

Ranked choice voting elections to watch in 2021

Posted on September 17, 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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Canada deserves proportional representation

Posted on September 03, 2021

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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Ranked choice voting bill introduced in the nation’s capital

Posted on July 15, 2021

On July 14, Councilmember Christina Henderson introduced the VOICE Amendment Act in Washington, DC’s city council. If passed, it would implement ranked choice voting (RCV) in the District’s elections, including those for U.S. President, Mayor, Attorney General, city council members, and Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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RCV is a Win-Win Benefitting Both Voters and Candidates

Posted on July 14, 2021

It’s clear ranked choice voting (RCV) is hugely beneficial for the voter, but its appeal to candidates makes it a win-win across the board. From time and money saved, campaign positivity, bipartisan incentives, and a chance to demonstrate broad support, RCV undoubtedly benefits candidates.

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Reforming the Recall: Better Elections Lead to Better Outcomes

Posted on July 09, 2021

The signatures are confirmed, and Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall vote this fall. Now all that remains is the months-long campaign process and spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. California recall elections are needlessly complicated, and risk replacing an elected official with someone even less popular.

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RCV and the polls

Posted on June 22, 2021

The polls from the Democratic side of New York City mayoral’s race feel like an old Abbott and Costello routine. Who’s on first?

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