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New Report: In NYC, Ranked Choice Voting Gave Voters More Options & Voters Understood the System

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on July 29, 2022
New Report: In NYC, Ranked Choice Voting Gave Voters More Options & Voters Understood the System

Earlier this month, the City University of New York’s Center for Urban Research released a report examining the first use of ranked choice voting (RCV) in the June 2021 primary elections in New York City. The report was commissioned by our great partners at Common Cause New York, as well as the Unite America Institute.

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The State of Congress

Posted on Quick News Maria Merkle on July 22, 2022
The State of Congress

A new report shows deep problems in Congress. Could the Fair Representation Act be a path forward?

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Ranked choice voting is on the ballot in Seattle

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on July 15, 2022
Ranked choice voting is on the ballot in Seattle

In an historic 7 to 2 vote on Thursday, the City Council of Seattle placed a ranked choice voting (RCV) measure on the November ballot.

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NYT, NPR affiliates highlight Fair Representation Act as the solution to “Gerrymander USA”

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on July 15, 2022
NYT, NPR affiliates highlight Fair Representation Act as the solution to “Gerrymander USA”

Over the last several days, we’ve seen a steady drumbeat in major national and local press about the continued blight of gerrymandering – how we got here and what it means for our democracy – and why The Fair Representation Act is the national solution we need.

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Portland, Oregon could be the next American city with proportional RCV

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on June 16, 2022
Portland, Oregon could be the next American city with proportional RCV

On Tuesday, Portland, Oregon’s Charter Commission voted 17 to 3 to send a referendum that includes proportional ranked choice voting (PRCV) to the November ballot. If it passes, the city would be divided into 4 geographic districts of equal population. Each district would elect 3 members to the city council using PRCV, which picks winners in accordance with the size of voting blocks in the city.

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Global News Sources Review RCV in Australia

Posted on Quick News Maria Merkle on June 10, 2022
Global News Sources Review RCV in Australia

Australia’s May 21st parliamentary election received global news coverage thanks to the major success of women and candidates who prioritize climate change. The election showed the potential of ranked choice voting, called “preferential voting” in Australia, to pick leaders who accurately reflect the public will rather than the political extreme.

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Burlington Adopts RCV for their City Council Elections

Posted on Quick News Celia Calhoun on May 25, 2022
Burlington Adopts RCV for their City Council Elections

Burlington, Vermont will now get to use ranked choice voting (RCV) in their city council elections. This recent change was possible thanks to support from the state legislature, which passed a bill allowing the city’s charter amendment implementing RCV to take effect. Burlington is the first city to adopt RCV this year, a decision which was overwhelmingly supported by more than ⅔ of Burlington voters in a March 2021 referendum.

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New Survey: 61% Favor Ranked Choice Voting in Federal Elections

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on April 26, 2022
New Survey: 61% Favor Ranked Choice Voting in Federal Elections

On April 20, the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation released an in-depth survey finding that 61% of Americans favor using ranked choice voting in federal elections.

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Upcoming Twitter Space covers gerrymandering in America

Posted on Quick News Haly Jungwirth on April 26, 2022
Upcoming Twitter Space covers gerrymandering in America

On Thursday, April 28, from 12 pm to 12:45 pm EDT, join us on Twitter Spaces for our discussion, “2020's Redistricting Nightmare, and How to Avoid It in 2030.”

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Maine, Utah, and California are doubling down on ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on April 14, 2022
Maine, Utah, and California are doubling down on ranked choice voting

Ruby-red Utah, purple Maine, and blue California are the states with the most widespread current use of RCV -- in 23 cities in Utah, and in all federal elections and state-level primaries Maine, and for nearly two decades in major California cities like San Francisco & Oakland. Additionally, at least two more California cities will implement RCV in 2022.

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