Reports

Special elections cost time and money. RCV can help

Posted on November 16, 2021

This Election Day, three Congressional districts in Florida and Ohio conducted special elections to fill vacancies from legislators who were no longer filling their position. These elections would have been improved with ranked choice voting (RCV). Ranked choice voting eliminates the need for primaries and ensures winners have a mandate to govern their districts.

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Election Day at FairVote

Posted on November 02, 2021

Today is Election Day in much of the country, including city elections, statewide ballot measures and gubernatorial and state legislative elections in Virginia and New Jersey. If you have an opportunity to vote, please consider doing so -- our representative democracy starts with all of us. It’s been a busy fall at FairVote - and an historic one for ranked choice voting. Here are highlights

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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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