Posted by Emily Risch on April 15, 2019 at 4:42 PM
Spring is here, Game of Thrones is back, and ranked choice voting (RCV) is taking the country by storm! Help us ring in the new season by checking out our NEW video geared towards showing more people the benefits of ranked choice voting.
The last few weeks have been exciting for many reasons. Among them:
Both chambers in Hawaii passed SB 427 that would establish RCV for major vacancy elections, including for U.S. House seats. It now goes to a conference committee.
Two Utah cities will use RCV for their 2019 municipal elections after last year’s local options bill was strengthened this year with bipartisan support. FairVote works closely with Utah RCV and our 2018 democracy champions, Rep. Marc Roberts and former state representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck.
Albuquerque, New Mexico is considering the adoption of RCV, following the lead of Santa Fe, which successfully implemented RCV last year, and the state’s second largest city Las Cruces that will hold its first RCV election coming up this year.
With the 2020 Democratic presidential nominations heating up and over 15 candidates vying for the party’s nod, RCV is a major topic in several states. FairVote’s David Daley and Rob Richie explain why it matters in their new column about Hawaii and Alaska Democrats draft plans to use RCV for party-run primaries.
- Ranked choice voting was among the proposals getting the most energy at RepresentUs’ Unrig conference in Nashville. The gathering brought together thousands of reformers, including RCV state leaders from across the country for a FairVote national coalition roundtable.
While RCV is gaining momentum across the country, we’ve still got a lot of work to do — and it won’t be without your help. Email (your state)@fairvote.org to get connected with activists in your area, and consider making a donation.
Stay tuned for big news from Congress next month!
Acting Director of Communication