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Fair Representation Act Reintroduced in Congress

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on June 11, 2021
Fair Representation Act Reintroduced in Congress

On Friday, Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA-8) reintroduced the Fair Representation Act in Congress. The FRA addresses the root causes of polarization and gridlock by giving American voters across the political spectrum the power to elect their preferred candidates with a three-pronged reform:

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Clearwater, Florida votes to put ranked choice voting on March ballot

Posted on Quick News Rose Parker on June 10, 2021
Clearwater, Florida votes to put ranked choice voting on March ballot

On Thursday, June 3, the Clearwater City Council voted to include ranked choice voting (RCV) on the March 2022 ballot. This 4-1 vote determined that the people of Clearwater, Florida will likely be allowed the decision to switch to RCV for future municipal elections

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Representative Adam Kinzinger shares support for ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Gabriella Lewis on June 08, 2021
Representative Adam Kinzinger shares support for ranked choice voting

In a June 2 segment on Anderson Cooper 360°, Republican U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) shared his support for ranked choice voting as a way to combat the rampant partisanship of modern politics.

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Mass disqualification in University of Houston SGA election shows benefits of Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News George Ashford on April 16, 2021
Mass disqualification in University of Houston SGA election shows benefits of Ranked Choice Voting

As a growing number of colleges and universities switch to ranked choice voting for student government elections, they are revealing new ways that the system can improve election processes and outcomes.

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Ranked Choice Voting Discussed in Wyoming as Alternative to Runoff Elections

Posted on Quick News Author Jonah Harwood on April 01, 2021
Ranked Choice Voting Discussed in Wyoming as Alternative to Runoff Elections

Ranked choice voting narrowly failed in the Wyoming State Senate. SF0145 would have implemented runoff elections when no candidate received a majority of the vote in primaries for federal or statewide office.

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Utah Becomes First State to Enact RCV Legislation in 2021

Posted on Quick News Omar Danaf on March 19, 2021
Utah Becomes First State to Enact RCV Legislation in 2021

This week, Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed into effect House Bill 0075—expanding Utah’s ranked choice voting pilot project in municipal elections across the state.

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Vineyard, UT Mayor: Ranked Choice Voting is Beneficial, Cost-Effective, and Simple

Posted on Quick News Adam Ginsburg on March 17, 2021
Vineyard, UT Mayor: Ranked Choice Voting is Beneficial, Cost-Effective, and Simple

In 2019, Vineyard, Utah became one of two cities in the state to pioneer the adoption of ranked choice voting. Now, two years later, Vineyard mayor Julie Fullmer hopes her city’s success with implementing RCV prompts other municipalities in the state to follow.

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Burlington voters overwhelmingly back amendment to restore ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Benjamin Oestericher on March 03, 2021
Burlington voters overwhelmingly back amendment to restore ranked choice voting

With the overwhelming support of nearly two-thirds of the electorate, voters in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, have backed an amendment to restore ranked choice voting (RCV) for all city council elections.

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More praise for the Fair Representation Act in Yahoo News, New York Times

Posted on Quick News Author Jonah Harwood on February 11, 2021
More praise for the Fair Representation Act in Yahoo News, New York Times

The Fair Representation Act (FRA) has recently gained traction and media attention with the promise to transform American elections.

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House Bill HR1 Lays Groundwork for Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on Quick News Author Jonah Harwood on January 26, 2021
House Bill HR1 Lays Groundwork for Ranked Choice Voting

The U.S. House of Representatives has once again introduced the For the People Act as the first bill in their legislative session.

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