| Rebecca Barnabi | Augusta Free Press |

The newly-formed nonpartisan democracy reform nonprofit UpVote Virginia and advocates for fair elections across the Commonwealth encouraged voters from Charlottesville and Albemarle County to learn about ranked choice voting.

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“RCV is a simple change to the ballot that enables a better voter experience, better campaigns, and ultimately, better government. Looking forward, our organization hopes that Arlington’s example will set the stage for other localities across Virginia to follow their lead,” UpVote Virginia Executive Director Liz White said. “Engaged citizens in Charlottesville and Albemarle have been at the forefront of nonpartisan democracy reform efforts in the past, and we are hopeful their local governing bodies will move forward in adopting Ranked Choice Voting.”

UpVote Virginia is dedicated to elevating the voices of Virginia through nonpartisan education, advocacy and grassroots engagement. Ranked Choice Voting is the nonprofit’s first flagship issue for discussion.

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