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RCV in Alaska celebrated in NY Times, Washington Post

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on February 17, 2022
RCV in Alaska celebrated in NY Times, Washington Post

This week, the New York Times and Washington Post published op-eds celebrating Alaska’s new ranked choice voting election system, which will be used for the first time this year.

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How Do We Fix Our Broken Elections?

Posted on Quick News Will Mantell on December 23, 2021
How Do We Fix Our Broken Elections?

With many of us heading into holiday vacation, it’s a great time to listen to FairVote CEO Rob Richie’s recent appearance on How Do We Fix It?, a podcast focusing on solutions to some of our society’s most intractable problems.

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The Constitutional Case for RCV in Alaska

Posted on Quick News Jeremy Seitz-brown on December 14, 2021
The Constitutional Case for RCV in Alaska

Alaska is on track to use ranked choice voting statewide for the first time in 2022, joining Maine as the first states to use the increasingly popular reform for their highest profile elections.

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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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