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London, Ontario leads the way with historic debut of ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Nancy Lavin on October 19, 2018
London, Ontario leads the way with historic debut of ranked choice voting

London will make history on Oct. 22 as the first Canadian city to elect its leaders using ranked choice voting

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Voting reforms in New Zealand and U.S. advance proportional representation

Posted on What's New Megan Griffin-shelley on September 18, 2018
Voting reforms in New Zealand and US advance proportional representation

Jurisdictions at home and abroad are adopting ranked choice voting for more fair and democratic elections

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The fight for female representation

Posted on What's New Nancy Lavin on August 20, 2018
The fight for female representation

RepresentWomen staffers, Nepali women leaders compare notes on female representation.

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Conservative Canadian political party selects leadership with ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New Myeisha Boyd on January 31, 2018
Conservative Canadian political party selects leadership with ranked choice voting

In a recent election, the Canadian political party successfully declared a winner through a preferential ballot voting system (also known as ranked choice voting or RCV).

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India Elects 14th President Using Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Myeisha Boyd on July 21, 2017
India Elects 14th President Using Ranked Choice Voting

Yesterday, July 20, Ram Nath Kovind was elected as the 14th President of India. President Kovind received 65.65% of the total vote, which secured a massive margin over his rival Meira Kumar who received 34.35%.The winner is selected through a system known as proportional representation by means of a single transferable vote (STV). Proportional representation ensures equal representation to all groups because it allows voters to mark their voting preferences rather than choosing just one candidate. Votes are never wasted because if your first choice candidate does not win, your second choice is counted and it’s an instant run off until someone wins a majority of the votes.

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Canadian Conservative Party Used Ranked Choice Ballots to Determine Next Leader

Posted on What's New Marie Lemieux on July 18, 2017
Canadian Conservative Party Used Ranked-Choice Ballots to Determine Next Leader

On May 27, 2017, Andrew Scheer, the Member of Parliament for Regina-qu’Appelle was elected as leader for the Canadian Conservative Party at the end of a thirteen month-long leadership race. The format of the leadership contest, ranked-choice voting (RCV), allowed a consensus candidate to emerge out of many controversial candidacies in order to represent a broad base of Conservatives. Scheer’s predecessor, Prime Minister Stephen Harper resigned following the Conservative Party loss in the 2015 federal elections. Following his resignation, the party appointed Rona Ambrose, a caucus member and former Minister of Health, Environment and Public Works, as interim leader until the permanent leader was appointed by the party’s members in a leadership contest.

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Ireland Ruling Party’s Electoral College Elections Produce Undemocratic Outcomes

Posted on What's New Michael Patison on July 11, 2017
Ireland Ruling Party Electoral College Elections Produce Undemocratic Outcomes

After a week-long election began on May 29, Ireland’s ruling party, Fine Gael, has elected Leo Varadkar as its next leader in the party’s first leadership election since outgoing leader Enda Kenny’s election in 2002.

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Legislative Elections in France: Wave of Change, Same Distortion

Posted on What's New Marie Lemieux on June 28, 2017
Legislative Elections in France: Wave of Change, Same Distortion

Due to the historically low turnout and the distorted results, Macron’s party “En Marche!” has not received a stable mandate. Thus, he, along with his party, must find a way to collaborate across party lines to accomplish his policy goals and reform the French political system.

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Greater Choice Draws Massive Turnout in Maltese Ranked Choice Voting Elections

Posted on What's New Jesse Docter on June 21, 2017
Greater Choice Draws Massive Turnout in Maltese Ranked Choice Voting Elections

The Maltese political system is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. Multi-winner RCV has been in place in the island nation since 1921, surviving several dramatic changes in government and sovereignty.

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Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Voting in Scottish Elections Guarantees Fair Results

Posted on What's New Jesse Docter on June 21, 2017
Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Voting in Scottish Elections Guarantees Fair Results

On May 4th, Scotland held its elections for local councils using a Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Voting System (RVC). Once again, Scottish election results have demonstrated how their system gives voters greater choice, and a stronger voice.

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