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Test Ranked Choice Voting for Yourself with Innovative Poll

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on December 11, 2019
Test Ranked Choice Voting for Yourself with Innovative Poll

A new poll conducted by FairVote has the newest snapshot of the race there -- with an important twist: Ranked choice voting. Check it out here:

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New FairVote Analysis of South Carolina Poll

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose, Erica Frazier on December 10, 2019
FairVote analysis of new South Carolina poll

On December 9, FairVote sponsored a YouGov ranked choice voting poll of 400 likely South Carolina Democratic primary voters

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2019 RCV Election Day Roundup

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose on November 21, 2019
2019 RCV Election Day Roundup

11 cities used ranked choice voting in November. We have the details about each of them.

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California should ease restrictions on independent presidential candidates

Posted on Quick News Julie Hochsztein on November 15, 2019
California should ease restrictions on independent presidential candidates

For elections to be fair and legitimate, voters must have meaningful choices. The United States Supreme Court has held that states cannot excessively restrict choices on the general election ballot, for example by imposing harsh signature gathering requirements. However, the Court has not yet clarified what limits exist and a new case from California may test the limit and provide further clarity.

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A Controversial Election in Kentucky Makes the Case for RCV

Posted on What's New David O'brien on November 15, 2019
A Controversial Election in Kentucky Makes the Case for RCV

Incumbent Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin finally conceded the state’s gubernatorial election today after a recanvass of votes failed to have any meaningful change in results, capping off a tense week of speculation and debate extending into foundational democratic principles.

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Election Day 2019: A Record 11 Cities to Use Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on October 29, 2019
Election Day 2019: A Record 11 Cities to Use Ranked Choice Voting

Here’s a primer of the 11 cities featuring ranked choice voting this fall, a total which includes five first-time uses. In fact, this year's contests will mark a record for the sheer amount of RCV elections on the same day. Give it a look!

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“It’s a perfect time for ranked-choice voting in New York City;” Major Publications, led by New York Times, laud RCV in NYC

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on October 25, 2019
“It’s a perfect time for ranked-choice voting in New York City;” Major Publications, led by New York Times, laud RCV in NYC

Major publications, including the New York Times, have written glowingly of the effort to implement RCV in New York City.

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Federal primary runoffs face low turnout; RCV is potential solution

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on October 18, 2019
Federal primary runoffs face low turnout; RCV is potential solution

FairVote has conducted an analysis of all federal primary elections since 1994 and determined that they face decreased turnout, especially for people of color. Ranked choice voting is a potential solution.

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Support for Ranked Choice Voting grows rapidly in Golden State

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Adam Ginsburg on October 16, 2019
Support for Ranked Choice Voting grows rapidly in Golden State

Despite a setback this week, Caflifornia reformers have every reason to be optimistic about expanding RCV. A remarkable coalition effort involving major civil rights groups and thousands of grassroots activists came together to urge California Governor Gavin Newsom to allow general law cities and counties to join charter cities and counties in being able to adopt RCV.

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It’s official. DNC approves plans of two states to use ranked choice voting in candidate selection process

Posted on What's New Adam Ginsburg on October 11, 2019
It’s official. DNC approves plans of two states to use ranked choice voting in candidate selection process

On October 11, the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee unanimously approved proposals by state Democratic parties in Hawaii and Kansas to allow voters to cast ranked choice voting (RCV) ballots in their party-run presidential primaries. Learn more here.

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