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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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Ranked choice voting’s midterm report

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on July 11, 2018
Ranked choice voting’s midterm report

In the first half of 2018, nearly half a million voters ranked their choices in elections for the most important offices in their communities.

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Legal victory sets the stage for RCV in Santa Fe

Posted on What's New Rich Robinson on November 30, 2017
Legal victory sets the stage for RCV in Santa Fe

Supporters of ranked choice voting felt the thrill of victory after a judge's ruling

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Ranked Choice Voting is Coming to Memphis

Posted on What's New Drew Penrose, Myeisha Boyd on August 01, 2017
Ranked Choice Voting is Coming to Memphis

In 2008, Memphis, Tennessee adopted ranked choice voting (RCV) by a landslide, with 70 percent of voters in favor of a city charter amendment. RCV, also known as instant runoff voting, allows voters to rank candidates in order of choice and eliminates the need for runoff elections.

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Why Ranked Choice Voting is the Right Thing for Santa Fe

Posted on What's New Author Maria Perez on July 14, 2017
Why Ranked Choice Voting is the Right Thing for Santa Fe

For the first time in Santa Fe, New Mexico history, there will be a full-time mayor elected in March of 2018 with additional powers, duties and a higher salary. It is important that the majority of Santa Fe voters elect the new mayor with ranked choice voting (RCV), an electoral reform that was approved by city voters 9 years ago and has yet to be implemented.

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Ranked Choice Voting Remains the Law of the Land in Maine

Posted on What's New Austin Plier on June 30, 2017
Ranked Choice Voting Remains the Law of the Land in Maine

A bill to repeal Maine’s first-in-the-nation adoption of ranked choice voting for all state races died in the state’s legislature on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017.

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