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Proportional Ranked Choice Voting is on the Rise

Posted on What's New Emma Rage on June 23, 2022
Proportional Ranked Choice Voting is on the Rise

When most people think of ‘ranked choice voting’ (RCV), they think of single-winner ranked choice voting, where once the votes are tabulated, only one candidate wins. However, there is a form of ranked choice voting wherein multiple candidates can win who reflect the ideological makeup of the community. This is called ‘proportional ranked choice voting’ (or ‘single transferable vote’ abroad). This visual explainer goes over how proportional ranked choice voting works.

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How Voting Reform Can Restore Confidence in Our Elections

Posted on What's New Rachel Rappaport on June 07, 2022
How Voting Reform Can Restore Confidence in Our Elections

It’s no secret that confidence in democratic institutions like elections is low: 37% of voters do not feel confident that the results of an election reflect the will of the people. However, it’s possible the usual suspects (election fraud, ballot counting errors, etc.) are not to blame for this lack of trust.

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At Its Own Summit for Democracy, the U.S. Was an Outlier. The Fair Representation Act Could Change That.

Posted on What's New Ryan Suto on December 15, 2021
At Its Own Summit for Democracy, the U.S. Was an Outlier. The Fair Representation Act Could Change That.

At a time when our own democratic system is struggling, the U.S. was a glaring outlier among the summit invitees in at least one way: the way we choose our lawmakers.

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Help Fund the Movement for Better Elections

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on November 29, 2021
Help Fund the Movement for Better Elections

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. In this week of family gatherings and expressions of gratitude, I wanted to express my thanks to all of you in our growing family of donors. Please consider a contribution to FairVote. Your donation will help pass election reforms that make our nation stronger and fairer for everyone.

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The Voter Choice Act: give states and cities more choice

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on July 28, 2021
The Voter Choice Act: give states and cities more choice

The Voter Choice Act, expected to be reintroduced in Congress later this year, would achieve a powerful goal: help states and cities who want to transition to ranked choice voting (RCV). The bill would empower localities with technical assistance from the federal government during the transition process.

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New York City’s Ranked Choice Voting Rollout: Better Elections Yield Better Results

Posted on What's New Fairvote Staff on July 10, 2021
New York City’s Ranked Choice Voting Rollout: Better Elections Yield Better Results

The New York City primary election was historic: it marked the city’s first use of ranked choice voting (RCV) in a New York primary election, replacing a previous practice of runoff elections held the following month after primary votes were cast. It was the largest city-wide RCV election in American history.

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The Fair Representation Act and a Working Congress

Posted on What's New George Ashford on June 15, 2021
The Fair Representation Act and a Working Congress

In the 218 days between May 17th and December 21st of 2020, Americans became painfully aware of crucial flaws in our country’s policy making process. American political leaders have been complaining about gridlock for centuries.

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2021 Already Showing Promise for RCV Reforms

Posted on What's New Omar Danaf on February 03, 2021
2021 Already Showing Promise for RCV Reforms

Ranked choice voting is gaining momentum across the country as a staggering number of state legislatures are considering reforming their local and statewide election methods.

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Republican Officials make strides with Ranked Choice Voting in 2020

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on July 22, 2020
Republican Officials make strides with Ranked Choice Voting in 2020

This year, both major parties have found ranked choice voting (RCV) an important tool for improving their party elections and primary elections. Although much of the attention to this has focused on the Democrats’ use of RCV in presidential primaries across five states, Republicans have also successfully used RCV in a number of cases, recognizing RCV as a proven system that can save voters time and make elections fairer for everyone involved.

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