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Survey: Utahns love ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on November 18, 2021
Survey: Utahns love ranked choice voting

Earlier this month, 20 Utah cities held their municipal elections using ranked choice voting (RCV). How did it go? As reported in the Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News, the verdict is in.

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FairVote supports the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on October 05, 2021
FairVote supports the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

On Tuesday, Senate President pro tempore Patrick Leahy introduced the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act in the Senate. The bill already passed the House of Representatives in August, where it was sponsored by Alabama Representative Terri Sewell.

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FairVote’s Dave Daley makes the case for proportional RCV in the New York Times

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on September 29, 2021
FairVote’s Dave Daley makes the case for proportional RCV in the New York Times

Today, FairVote Senior Fellow Dave Daley published an Op-Ed in the New York Times explaining why multi-member House districts with ranked choice voting would be a powerful solution to the extreme partisan gerrymandering we have seen so far in 2021

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Philadelphia city council to explore ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Steph Scaglia on September 28, 2021
Philadelphia city council to explore ranked choice voting

Philadelphia’s city council recently announced it will consider ranked-choice voting (RCV) in future elections.

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Plurality voting failed Canadians. Again.

Posted on Quick News Matthew Oberstaedt on September 21, 2021
Plurality voting failed Canadians. Again.

Once again, Canada’s system of plurality voting in single-member districts has done a poor job of serving the public. Though some ballots remain to be counted, a few trends are clear.

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Ann Arbor, MI will have ranked choice voting on November ballot

Posted on Quick News Elena Gilbertson Hall on August 05, 2021
Ann Arbor, MI will have ranked choice voting on November ballot

This November, Ann Arbor voters will decide whether to switch to a ranked choice voting (RCV) system for the city’s mayoral and council elections. The Ann Arbor City Council voted 10-1 this week to put the RCV question on the Nov. 2 ballot.

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Broomfield, CO City Council Votes to include RCV on the November ballot

Posted on Quick News Steph Scaglia on July 15, 2021
Broomfield, CO City Council Votes to include RCV on the November ballot

This November, voters in Broomfield, Colorado will vote on whether or not to use ranked choice voting (RCV) in upcoming elections.

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With RCV, Texas voters could have had their representation months ago after a single round

Posted on Quick News Steph Scaglia on July 12, 2021
With RCV, Texas voters could have had their representation months ago after a single round

On May 1, 2021 Texas’s 6th congressional district held the first round of a special election after Republican Congressman Ron Wright died on February 7, 2021 of COVID-19. Two Republicans will advance to the runoff after a nonpartisan blanket primary

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Exit poll: New Yorkers love ranked choice voting

Posted on Quick News Bryan Huang on June 30, 2021
Exit poll: New Yorkers love ranked choice voting

While we wait for absentee ballots to help determine the will of New York City voters from last Tuesday’s election, there is one clear winner: ranked choice voting. According to an exit poll conducted by Edison Research for Common Cause NY and Rank the Vote NYC, 77% of NYC voters want Ranked Choice Voting to be used in future local elections, including large majorities of people across gender, age, ethnic and borough lines.

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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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