Will Mantell

Press Secretary

Will Mantell

Will Mantell is FairVote's Press Secretary, leading its media relations and strategy. Will previously served as Press Secretary for the New York City Department of Education, the nation's largest school district.

Most recently, Will served as a writer, spokesperson, and strategic advisor for New York City Borough President and City Council candidates during the 2021 election cycle. In 2020, he led media relations efforts for Progressive Turnout Project, a national voter turnout organization.

Posts by Will Mantell


Maine, Utah, and California are doubling down on ranked choice voting

Posted on April 14, 2022

Ruby-red Utah, purple Maine, and blue California are the states with the most widespread current use of RCV -- in 23 cities in Utah, and in all federal elections and state-level primaries Maine, and for nearly two decades in major California cities like San Francisco & Oakland. Additionally, at least two more California cities will implement RCV in 2022.


Voting rights at the Supreme Court hearing

Posted on March 21, 2022

With Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation hearing starting today, it’s critical to consider questions about voting rights and democracy that might come before a Justice Jackson.


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