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Lessons from Australia’s Ranked Choice Voting Election

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on May 26, 2022
Lessons from Australia’s Ranked Choice Voting Election

As FairVote continues its advocacy for ranked choice voting (RCV) in the United States, it is instructive to analyze how the system is playing out around the world. Having already reported on this year’s results in Malta, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, we turn to Australia to see how RCV fared.

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Elections in Northern Ireland and Scotland Show the Promise of Proportional Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on May 09, 2022
Elections in Northern Ireland and Scotland Show the Promise of Proportional Ranked Choice Voting

Nearly three million voters went to the polls Thursday in Northern Ireland’s Assembly elections and Scotland’s local elections. Both contests demonstrated the promise of the single transferable vote, known in the United States as proportional ranked choice voting (PRCV).

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A better way to elect France’s president

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on April 22, 2022
A better way to elect France’s president

The French presidential election is headed to a rematch runoff on April 24, with polls showing a thin margin between centrist President Emmanuel Macron and far-right challenger Marine Le Pen. A Le Pen win could mark a major turn – the first far-right president – for one of Europe’s largest democracies.

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Malta Has Another High Turnout RCV Election

Posted on What's New Jeremy Seitz-brown on March 28, 2022
Malta Has Another High Turnout RCV Election

Malta used proportional ranked choice voting (known internationally as the single transferable vote) to elect its parliament on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

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Winner-take-all elections encourage malicious vote splitting

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on September 10, 2021
Winner-take-all elections encourage malicious vote splitting

In this month’s St. Petersburg municipal elections, Boris Vishnevsky, a member of the liberal Yabloko party, faced a shocking challenge: two other candidates changed their names to Boris Vishevsky in order to confuse voters and split the vote to prevent the original Vishnevsky’s victory.

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British Columbia referendum highlights the challenges of change

Posted on Quick News Nancy Lavin on December 21, 2018
British Columbia referendum highlights the challenges of change

The fight for fair representation continues in British Columbia after a reform referendum failed to win approval from a majority of voters

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Santa could bring fair representation to British Columbia this year

Posted on What's New Nancy Lavin on December 17, 2018
Santa could bring fair representation to British Columbia this year

British Columbia could get an early Christmas gift this year if voters approve a referendum proposing electoral reform.

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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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