Tag Archives: Ranked-Choice Voting

Ranked Choice Voting in Maine

By: Emily Wagman On October 19, 2015, the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting delivered 70,000 signatures to Maine’s Secretary of State. While the signatures still must be verified, it is likely that the proposal will make it onto the 2016 … Continue reading

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A time for change: an examination of Baltimore City’s record low voter turnout

by Ashley Ward As you drive through the streets of Baltimore City, many areas still bare the campaign efforts of the six mayoral candidates. Posters plastered on walls, fliers in store front windows and stickers on bumpers. The abundance of the … Continue reading

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All states (IRV): The courts got it right: recognizing that instant runoff voting makes every vote count

by: Guest Contributor Elise Helgesen This November, Instant Runoff Voting (IRV), also called ranked choice voting, will be used for fiercely contested elections for mayor in San Francisco (CA), Portland (ME), and Telluride (CO) as well as for city council … Continue reading

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The Runoff Debate Intensifies in Rhode Island Following Governor’s Race

Lincoln Chafee, a former United States Senator, emerged as the winner of this year’s Rhode Island gubernatorial race.  Chafee received only 36% of the vote in a close election that featured three viable candidates.  Additionally, a fourth candidate finished with … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

No More Polling Places?: The Colorado legislature is considering a new bill that would eliminate polling places and instead conduct all state-wide elections by mail only. Over 70% of Colorado voters already vote by mail, and the proposal would save … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

“I want to be your second (or third) choice!”: Jean Quan, Oakland’s mayor-elect, won under the city’s new ranked-choice system by concentrating on being voters’ second and third choice, if they were voting for someone else. The campaign manager for … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-Up

“Lisa M. Write In and Fill In” is the proposed slogan from supporters of Lisa Murkowski’s proposed write-in campaign.  Alaska elections director said that voters would only have to use Murkowski’s first name and last initial for it to count, … Continue reading

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