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Ranked choice voting elections to watch in 2021

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Elena Gilbertson Hall on September 17, 2021
Ranked choice voting elections to watch in 2021

In the last few years, more and more cities have started to experiment with ranked choice voting in their municipal elections. This November, there will be a historic number of cities using RCV for their elections -- from mayor to city council to school board. In Utah alone this year, 23 cities chose to opt-in to an RCV pilot program.

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Canada deserves proportional representation

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on September 03, 2021
Canada deserves proportional representation

Canada’s electoral system of single-member parliamentary districts that are won with a simple plurality of votes has repeatedly failed Canadian voters, denying them fair representation at the federal level.

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New study reveals runoffs are consistently expensive, uncompetitive, and yield low turnout

Posted on What's New Gabriella Lewis on July 22, 2021
New study reveals runoffs are consistently expensive, uncompetitive, and yield low turnout

In the recent study High Costs and Low Turnout for U.S. Runoff Elections, think tank Third Way concluded that runoffs are an inferior electoral system to ranked choice voting (RCV).

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Ranked choice voting bill introduced in the nation’s capital

Posted on What's New Matthew Oberstaedt on July 15, 2021
Ranked choice voting bill introduced in the nation’s capital

On July 14, Councilmember Christina Henderson introduced the VOICE Amendment Act in Washington, DC’s city council. If passed, it would implement ranked choice voting (RCV) in the District’s elections, including those for U.S. President, Mayor, Attorney General, city council members, and Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

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RCV is a Win-Win Benefitting Both Voters and Candidates

Posted on What's New Gabriella Lewis on July 14, 2021
RCV is a Win-Win Benefitting Both Voters and Candidates

It’s clear ranked choice voting (RCV) is hugely beneficial for the voter, but its appeal to candidates makes it a win-win across the board. From time and money saved, campaign positivity, bipartisan incentives, and a chance to demonstrate broad support, RCV undoubtedly benefits candidates.

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Reforming the Recall: Better Elections Lead to Better Outcomes

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, David Daley on July 09, 2021
Reforming the Recall: Better Elections Lead to Better Outcomes

The signatures are confirmed, and Gov. Gavin Newsom faces a recall vote this fall. Now all that remains is the months-long campaign process and spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. California recall elections are needlessly complicated, and risk replacing an elected official with someone even less popular.

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Explaining Batch Elimination in Ranked Choice Voting Elections

Posted on What's New Author Deb Otis on July 01, 2021
Explaining Batch Elimination in Ranked Choice Voting Elections

Batch elimination is the practice of eliminating multiple candidates in a single round of a ranked choice voting tabulation. This quick explainer will help you understand what it is, when it is used, and why it matters -- or doesn’t matter.

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Success in biggest city-wide ranked choice voting election in American history

Posted on What's New Elena Gilbertson Hall on June 25, 2021
Success in biggest city-wide ranked choice voting election in American history

New York City’s 2021 mayoral primary election was the largest ranked choice voting (RCV) election in American history. This is an exciting step for the RCV movement and may contribute to national momentum for advancing RCV proposals.

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RCV and the polls

Posted on What's New David Daley on June 22, 2021
RCV and the polls

The polls from the Democratic side of New York City mayoral’s race feel like an old Abbott and Costello routine. Who’s on first?

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Winner-Take-All Plurality Elections Lead to Fraudulent Candidate Schemes

Posted on What's New Gabriella Lewis on June 21, 2021
Winner-Take-All Plurality Elections Lead to Fraudulent Candidate Schemes

On June 11, the Guardian released an investigation uncovering deceptive election campaigning in the 2018 US midterm elections. The digital marketing firm Rally Forge funded a series of misleading Facebook ads promoting Green party candidates.

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