Ranked Choice Voting in the News

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June 29, 2022

Supreme Court: Ranked-choice voting can go to ballot

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled on three major election cases Tuesday that reshape the November ballot, allowing an initiative proposing open primaries and ranked-choice voting to proceed while voiding another…
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June 27, 2022

SC should switch to ranked choice

South Carolina runoff elections are a waste of our time and our tax dollars. It doesn’t have to be this way.
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June 22, 2022

Should Cedar Rapids adopt ranked choice voting system?

The Charter Review Commission meets today to consider electoral reform in the city's governing document. Here’s why advocates are focusing on Cedar Rapids for their ranked choice voting push.
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June 16, 2022

DC voters would win with a ranked choice voting system

Competitive elections in DC are here to stay, and our current system is not serving voters or candidates well. We can do better.
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June 13, 2022

VPIRG mock election aims to demonstrate ranked-choice voting

The Vermont Public Interest Research Group has opened a mock ranked-choice voting election.
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June 10, 2022

Nevada Supreme Court considering open primary, ranked-choice measure

The Nevada Supreme Court is considering whether an initiative about open primaries and ranked-choice voting will advance to the ballot in November.
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June 7, 2022

Petition aims to give Kalamazoo voters a choice for ‘ranked-choice voting’

In Kalamazoo, one particular initiative could change the way voters select a mayor and commissioners.
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June 7, 2022

The “Small Bites” Approach to Advancing Ranked Choice Voting in Texas

Some states present a bigger challenge because reform advocates have to convince state lawmakers to change a system explicitly designed to benefit them.
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June 4, 2022

The answer to candidates dropping out (and more) is ranked choice voting

How is it that California promotes early voting to increase voter turnout, but penalizes voters who do so, when their candidate of choice drops out?
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May 31, 2022

Commentary: New York City gave a thumbs up to Ranked Choice Voting

At least 78 percent of voters across races ranked more than one candidate in the mayoral election.
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May 31, 2022

The Real Power of Preferential Voting in Australia

Preferential voting has been harnessed effectively to create a change that invested actors – in major political parties and the media – find disconcerting.
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May 23, 2022

Ranked choice voting starts this summer

In a special election on August 16. Alaskan voters will use the ranked choice system for the first time.
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May 21, 2022

Multitude of candidates begs for ranked choice voting

The 1st District Special Election calls for Ranked Choice Voting to be implemented now and permanently for many elections.
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May 20, 2022

Scott paves way for ranked choice voting in Burlington council elections

Gov. Phil Scott on Thursday allowed a charter change to become law without his signature, empowering the city to move forward with ranked choice voting.
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May 19, 2022

Ranked Choice Voting gives voters more choice

The winners of Tuesday’s Republican primaries are likely to come away with a small plurality of votes.
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May 17, 2022

Republicans could nominate stronger Senate candidates with ranked choice voting

Crowded candidate fields might hurt the GOP’s chances this fall because of our current voting rules.
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May 12, 2022

Fight over ranked choice voting in Nevada precedes initiative making its way onto ballot

A proposed ballot initiative seeks to amend the Nevada Constitution to establish open top-five primaries and ranked-choice voting for general elections, but it isn’t without its critics.
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May 11, 2022

Ranked-choice voting set to be used in some special elections

Hawaii is set to use ranked-choice voting for the first time after state law‑ makers passed a bill that would test the voting method in certain winner-take-all special elections.
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May 9, 2022

Better Elections Campaign Submits 300K Signatures for Proposed ‘Ranked Choice’ Voting Amendment

A proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot could change the way Missouri voters select candidates in primary elections.
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May 7, 2022

Virginia GOP Using Ranked Choice Voting in Some Primaries

Northern Virginia Republicans will start casting ballots this weekend to nominate candidates for Congress, and in some cases, voters will use ranked choice ballots.
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May 2, 2022

Oregon Democrats and Republicans Disagree on Many Points but Both Used Ranked-Choice Voting at Party Summits

The fact that insiders of both parties were willing to experiment with RCV is significant.
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May 1, 2022

Early support for ranked choice voting should be a warning to partisans

The early support for ranked choice voting reflects the growing disdain for our era of increasingly cartoonish partisan politics.
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April 28, 2022

Instant runoff voting is good for voters and saves money

As soon as it's legal, Cedar Rapids can benefit right away.
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April 26, 2022

DeSantis Signs Bill Banning Ranked-Choice Voting Option for All of Florida

The new law restricts any town, village, city or county from using ranked-choice voting in their elections.
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April 24, 2022

Ranked choice voting is expanding across the country

Advocates say the 'instant runoff' favors less partisan, more consensus candidates
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April 20, 2022

Ranked-choice voting advocates urge San Diego City Council to put issue on ballot

If passed in San Diego, ranked-choice voting would take effect in 2024 following a voter outreach and education program.
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April 19, 2022

Ranked-Choice Voting Would Make Democracy Fair

Ranked choice voting allows voters the option to rank as many candidates as they like in order of preference. It makes local democracy fair, easy and fun.
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April 17, 2022

Richmond among first Virginia localities considering move to ranked-choice voting for local races

RICHMOND — Voters in Richmond could become the first in Virginia to pick their local elected officials by ranked-choice voting when all nine City Council seats are up for reelection
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April 14, 2022

Ranked-choice voting would disarm political crazies

Are we doomed to be at the mercy of the mad and bad in political races? One reform that seems to be getting traction is ranked-choice voting.
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April 11, 2022

Will San Jose switch to ranked-choice voting?

San Jose officials are gearing up to review a lengthy list of recommendations after a citizen-led commission spent last year studying the city.
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April 8, 2022

Did Ranked-Choice Voting Make It Easier for Two Republicans to Back Ketanji Brown Jackson?

There is a good case to be made that the election systems in Alaska and Maine made it easier for Murkowski and Collins to show support for Biden’s Supreme Court…
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April 7, 2022

CA Bill to Ban Ranked Choice Voting Fails to Go Anywhere

A bill that would roll back momentum behind ranked choice voting (RCV) in California was stopped in committee Wednesday.
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April 6, 2022

Ranked Choice Voting Is Under Threat In CA

It works and it's cost-effective but Assembly Bill 2808 seeks to end a method for casting ballots that voters themselves have chosen.
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April 2, 2022

Guest opinion: Ranked-choice voting

While RCV is truly a nonpartisan, common-sense reform, Utah conservatives have been working on ranked-choice voting for decades.
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March 30, 2022

Ranked choice voting can break the extremist partisan fever ruining Missouri politics

Want better candidates to choose from and fewer negative attack ads? Sign the Better Elections petition.
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March 28, 2022

Are there better ways to vote? Other countries use them. Why not here?

Increasingly, it appears that elected leaders choose their voters. Changes could be made to prevent this.
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March 24, 2022

Amendment proposes ranked-choice voting for Missouri elections

The way Missourians vote for state offices could change if the Better Elections Amendment passes.
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March 23, 2022

All Maine communities could soon be allowed to use ranked choice

The bill would let all communities in Maine use ranked choice voting for local elections, but not require it
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March 19, 2022

Alaska’s first ranked-choice election will be a special vote to replace Rep. Don Young

Dates have not yet been determined for a special primary election and a special general election; the winner would serve until the winner of November’s general election is seated.
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March 18, 2022

Letter: Reject the fringes and go with ranked choice voting

Discussing differences is what happens when candidates in ranked choice voting formats go on stage.
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March 17, 2022

The League of Women Voters Has Higher Standards Than Approval Voting

The Seattle-King County chapter will take Ranked-choice voting over Approval voting any day.
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March 15, 2022

Ranked choice advocates want to tackle broader voter engagement

They’re asking for recurring funding from New York City dedicated to a voter education program.
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March 14, 2022

As Alaska moves to ranked choice voting, two states ban the system

While ranked-choice voting will get its first real test this year in Alaska's state and congressional races, two other states are banning the system.
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March 13, 2022

How to reform Idaho’s closed primary: The case for a ranked-choice voting system

Ammon Mayor Sean Coletti, a Republican lawyer, argues the 2011 court decision that resulted in Idaho’s closed primary system was based on flawed reasoning. The system recently adopted by Alaska…
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March 13, 2022

‘I don’t want this to die tonight:’ Flagstaff City Council discusses ranked choice voting

In response to a 2019 citizen’s petition, Flagstaff City Council discussed introducing ranked choice voting (RCV) into city elections during Tuesday’s work session.
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March 10, 2022

Two major changes to Fort Collins elections could be on the November ballot

Voters may decide whether Fort Collins will adopt ranked choice voting.
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March 9, 2022

Legislation would allow ranked-choice voting in Michigan. In one city, its already happening.

Legislation introduced by Michigan House members would allow communities to implement a ranked-choice voting system where voters rank candidates on the ballot by order of their preference.
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March 4, 2022

Ranked Choice Voting expanding across the country

Ranked Choice Voting is becoming more and more popular in states across the country for both local and presidential elections.
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March 1, 2022

Student Association votes to switch to ranked choice voting elections

The bill details that ranked-choice voting will be used to elect the positions of president, vice president and comptroller.
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February 26, 2022

Ranked-choice would give voters more options and defang toxic partisanship

Ranked-choice voting would give candidates incentive to appeal to a broader swath of the electorate.
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February 24, 2022

How Texas Could Save Over $6 Million on Flawed Elections

Ranked choice voting advocates say their reform could save taxpayers millions of dollars and produce the best results.
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February 22, 2022

Letter: Ranked Choice Voting would be good for NH

As a state representative, I’m supporting a bill to introduce NH to Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). It’s an enabling bill that would allow municipalities to opt in to use RCV…
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February 21, 2022

Cedar Rapids can help put ranked choice voting on the agenda in Iowa

Our experience from last November shows why this option would be useful.
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February 20, 2022

Ranked-choice voting could make our political process a little less awful

Ranked-choice voting makes political campaigns more civil, even if it’s only because of candidates' self-interest
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February 16, 2022

Ranking the Vote Equals Strengthening Our Democracy

More Voice DC is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding the voice of Washingtonians in the political process and making sure that D.C. residents are educated about how to most effectively…
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February 15, 2022

Two bills could bring ranked-choice voting to Washington

Right now, lawmakers in Olympia are considering a bill that would allow local jurisdictions the option of using ranked-choice voting.
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February 15, 2022

Instant runoff voting, favored in Memphis, banned in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers passed a ban Monday against instant runoff voting in elections, a move that seeks to end a long-running legal dispute between state election officials…
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February 15, 2022

Ranked choice voting has been gaining popularity. Now Tennessee lawmakers want to get rid of it.

Most Tennessee counties use what’s called the first-past-the-post voting system, but as another option, ranked choice or instant runoff voting, gains popularity, some state lawmakers want to get rid of…
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February 14, 2022

A ranked choice voting ban leaves Florida taxpayers on the hook

RCV has additional benefits beyond cost savings.
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February 11, 2022

Like more than one candidate? Fort Collins advocates think you should be able to cast a vote for all of them

Boulder and Broomfield will implement the new voting method next year. A new state law wants to make it easier for others to follow suit
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February 10, 2022

Commentary: Ranked-choice voting restores people power

Alaska might be next-to-last on lists of states, but it’s first to employ the electoral reform that’s most likely to save democracy.
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February 9, 2022

Krist Novoselić: Ranked choice voting improves representation for all

Lawmakers in Olympia are considering bills to increase voters’ options on how to elect local government. SB 5584 and HB 1156 allow local jurisdictions the option to use ranked choice…
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February 7, 2022

Ranked Choice Voting In NYC: More Choice

NYC held its first ranked choice voting primary election in June 2020, and after the November election, the nation's largest city got its most diverse city government in history.
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February 6, 2022

Stan Lockhart: Before any ban

It’s a simple, common-sense reform. It’s been debated, tested and proven successful.
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February 4, 2022

Our View: Ranked choice voting

Seventy percent of Americans believe that the country is in crisis. I am one of them. The political divide beneath that belief has multiple dimensions, but the integrity of our…
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February 2, 2022

Ranked Choice Voting Would Improve Democracy In Hawaii

RCV guarantees that any elected candidate for office will be chosen by a majority of the community.
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February 2, 2022

Should NH use ranked-choice voting?

You walk into the voting booth with a conundrum on your mind: the electoral field is crowded and your first-choice candidate might not win. You worry that by voting for…
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February 1, 2022

Fredericksburg looking into ranked-choice voting for future city elections

The Fredericksburg City Council has directed city staff to research using a system where voters can rank their choices for elected local offices as early as 2023.
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January 31, 2022

Vermont lawmakers consider revisiting ranked-choice voting

A new bill in front of lawmakers would create a ranked-choice voting system for the 2024 presidential primary.
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January 28, 2022

Alaska’s effort to thwart political hardliners offers a model

Ranked-choice voting is an effort to reduce political polarization. Let's see if it works.
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January 27, 2022

Ranked choice voting supporters seek Oregon initiative

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — If voters approve, the first statewide election to use ranked choice voting in Oregon would be the 2024 primary.
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January 26, 2022

How to depolarize a country

An expert makes a strong argument for transforming the way American elections work. But could it ever happen?
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January 24, 2022

Ranked-choice voting: Maine proved the concept in 2018 midterms

When voters rank their first, second and third-choice candidates, the winner is broadly acceptable. Let's do it in New Hampshire presidential primary.
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January 20, 2022

Alaska high court upholds ranked choice voting system

The new system, narrowly approved by voters in 2020, is unique among states and set to be used for this year’s elections.
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January 19, 2022

Utah’s H.B. 75 Proposes A New Strategy to Spread Ranked Choice Voting Across the State

While the shift to ranked choice voting is something that remains largely hypothetical, laws like Utah’s H.B. 75 make it an increasingly viable option.
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January 18, 2022

MO Bipartisan Campaign Seeks to Switch to Ranked-Choice Voting

A ballot initiative in Missouri is seeking to change the way statewide elections are run. Currently, in the Show-Me State, there are party primaries in August, and voters choose between…
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January 17, 2022

Advocates Drum Up Support For Ranked-Choice Voting In San Jose

Better Elections San Jose has been educating city officials about allowing voters to rank their choices for candidates in local elections.
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January 13, 2022

Redondo Beach’s voting method may change after 2023

The potential change would eliminate the need for runoff elections.
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January 11, 2022

Lawmakers explore ranked choice voting possibilities for Florida

A Travis Hutson-sponsored bill would prohibit the election methodology.
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January 10, 2022

D.C. should institute ranked-choice voting

Asking voters to rank their preferred candidates would improve representation and force major-party candidates to answer to more constituencies.
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January 7, 2022

How Community Groups Can Shape Alaskas Success on Ranked Choice Voting

Democracy in the United States is becoming a fast-growing wilderness leading millions of Americans astray. The success of ranked choice systems could help determine how many return to the fold.
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January 4, 2022

We Cannot Fail on Election Reform in 2022

We have a historic opportunity to advance comprehensive electoral reform, yet have much to lose if we fall short.
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December 28, 2021

Letter: To cure divisiveness

"Just follow the example of Alaska as they changed their voting laws to allow ranked choice voting, which incorporates instant runoffs," writes Cleveland, Oklahoma resident Cecil Sterne.
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December 28, 2021

What is ranked choice voting? Hoboken first in NJ to approve it

The concept is similar to that of a runoff election, held when no candidate receives at least 50% of the original vote, but the difference is that this approach only…
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December 19, 2021

Why Republicans, moderates see opportunity in ranked choice voting

Eric Adams, the Democratic mayor-elect of New York City, and Glenn Youngkin, the soon-to-be GOP governor of Virginia, earned their party nominations through ranked choice voting, an increasingly popular format…
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December 16, 2021

Letter to the editor: Dispelling the myths of Ranked Choice Voting

Support for the local options bill is about enabling local choice, not forcing adoption.
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December 15, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting is a Growing Success Story that Provides Voters with a Greater Voice

More voters have a voice in who wins, and winning candidates have a broader base of voter support when they begin serving and governing.
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December 14, 2021

MI House Democrats introduce legislation to allow ranked-choice voting

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State Representatives introduced a new package of bills that aims to allow ranked-choice voting in Michigan municipal elections.
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December 11, 2021

California Voice: Ranked-choice voting would fix state’s recall process

Following California’s recent gubernatorial recall election, multiple efforts are underway to consider amendments to the state’s recall system.
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December 11, 2021

Ranked-choice voting works. New Jerseyans deserve to try it.

Politics is far from sexy, but it is through voting we can rebuild roads and bridges, counter climate change, and define the community in which we want to live.
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December 8, 2021

Allowing ranked-choice voting in New Hampshire would be a savvy move for Republicans

Polling finds three-in-five Americans are “dissatisfied with the way democracy is working,” a figure that is stable across Republican and Democratic presidencies over the last decade.
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December 6, 2021

Ranked-choice voting could come to front burner in 2022

With the 2021 election season a blissfully fading memory, it’s time to turn to 2022 – and the possibility that ranked-choice voting will be implemented for Arlington County Board races.
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November 29, 2021

Group hopes to amend Missouri constitution to enact ranked-choice voting

The initiative petition would ask voters in 2022 to ditch the current primary system, along with a trio of other election reforms.
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November 22, 2021

The Council of the District of Columbia Discuss Ranked Choice Voting

The Measure Allows for Fairer and more Equitable Representation in Communities.
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November 19, 2021

Eureka Council Moves Forward Ranked Choice Voting

The Eureka City Council cast unanimous votes on two election-related items this week, including a major change to the way residents in Humboldt County’s largest...
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November 18, 2021

Initiative seeks open primaries, ranked-choice voting in Nevada

The measure would amend the state constitution if voters approve of it in 2022 and 2024.
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November 15, 2021

Congressional special election shows the need for ranked choice voting

In 1992, as ever since, the Democratic primary was the decisive election in what is now Florida’s 20th Congressional District. Alcee Hastings won it in a runoff with 22,046 votes
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November 15, 2021

Ranked choice voting: New survey reveals whether Utah voters liked it

Survey shows Utahns who used ranked choice voting want to see it expanded. But should it?
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November 14, 2021

Ranked-Choice Voting Would Change California’s Elections for Better

If Californians are tired of the chemical warfare of partisan politics, ranked choice voting could be the declaration of independence that brings the resistance together.
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November 8, 2021

Broomfield passed ranked choice voting, what does that mean for Colorado at large?

With the state legislature having paved the way, ranked choice voting could go statewide soon enough
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November 8, 2021

A record number of cities used ranked-choice voting this election. Will it help with inclusivity?

On Tuesday, a record number of voters cast their ballots using ranked-choice voting, a system that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference.
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November 8, 2021

What are the best ways to choose South Carolina’s leaders? Let’s rank them

Columbia voters must head to the polls a second time to choose their next mayor. Ranked choice voting could eliminate the need for runoffs.
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November 4, 2021

Broomfield voters approve ranked choice voting

Broomfield, CO voters are in favor of ranked choice voting.
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November 4, 2021

21 municipalities debuted ranked choice voting programs — how did it go?

In 2021, the Utah Legislature expanded Utah’s ranked choice voting pilot program and gave more cities the ability to opt in.
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November 4, 2021

Ranked-choice voting racks up more wins on Election Day

It wasn't just candidates on the ballot across the country this week — in some places, the method for casting those votes was under consideration as well.
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November 3, 2021

Westbrook will be 2nd Maine city to use ranked-choice voting in local races

It comes two years after Westbrook saw a four-way mayoral race where the winner won with only 31 percent of the vote.
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November 3, 2021

Utah county clerks say ranked-choice voting elections Tuesday went smoothly

Tallying the results only took about 45 minutes to an hour longer than usual and there wasn’t a significant difference in voter turnout.
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October 29, 2021

An Ann Arbor proposal asks voters if the city should consider ranked choice voting

Ann Arbor could change the way it handles local elections.
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October 29, 2021

Salt Lake City to use ranked-choice voting for the first time in November election

| Megan Feeney ∙ Ballotpedia | The general election for Salt Lake City, Utah, is on Nov. 2. The election will be the first time the city uses a ranked-choice…
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October 28, 2021

Ranked choice voting: A more democratic system for North Carolina?

Advocates say it's as easy as rating your favorite kinds of ice cream.
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October 28, 2021

Ranked-choice voting is part of a ‘robust democracy,’ expert says

In the Nov. 2 local election, two Las Cruces City Council races – districts 3 and 5 – will be decided by ranked-choice voting (RCV), which gives voters a number…
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October 27, 2021

More Utah cities trying ranked-choice voting

Residents in nearly two dozen municipalities are receiving ballots that look a little different for next Tuesday’s election because of ranked-choice voting.
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October 23, 2021

Election reform group supports ranked choice voting in South Dakota

An election reform group is working to convince the Legislature to grant local governments more freedom in how they conduct elections.
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October 16, 2021

Metro briefs: Bloomington, Minnetonka roll out ranked-choice voting

Bloomington and Minnetonka will be among five Minnesota cities using ranked-choice voting when they implement it for the first time in the November election.
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October 13, 2021

Westbrook voters to decide on local ranked-choice voting

Westbrook city officials have worked closely with Portland on the plan, which voters will weigh-in on in at the polls this November.
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October 13, 2021

Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake makes $150,000 donation to voting group

Former Republican Sen. Jeff Flake is funding a nonprofit focused on election processes in his home state of Arizona.
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October 8, 2021

Op-Ed: Ranked-choice voting

Despite criticism, ranked-choice voting isn't complex or confusing, it's coming to New Jersey and not a moment too soon.
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October 7, 2021

Ranked-choice voting would increase turnout

Boston can create more fair and inclusive city elections by eliminating the low-turnout September preliminary election and adopting ranked choice voting for its November general election instead.
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October 7, 2021

Will the Sarasota City Commission defend voters’ choices?

When 75% of city voters make a decision, the job of the City Commission is to respect and defend that vote.
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October 6, 2021

A Better Consensus: Why ranked-choice voting is awesome

Massachusetts rejected the idea a year ago, but we can set an example here in Medford and Somerville and in our own communities.
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October 6, 2021

There is a better way to run city elections — and it’s native to Philadelphia

While City Council’s recent decision to study ranked choice voting is commendable, there is an alternative that’s easier on voters and election officials and has a much better track record.
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October 3, 2021

Letter: Ranked-choice voting having an influence

We’re happy to report that the majority of folks we spoke with at doors and events understand RCV and are looking forward to using it.
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October 3, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting Will Improve Hawaii’s Elections

The process allows candidates favored most by a majority of voters to win political races. The Legislature should move forward with one of the bills it allowed to languish last…
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September 29, 2021

Ann Arbor, vote yes on ranked-choice voting

All Ann Arbor voters should vote on November 2, whether in person or by mail, to approve this proposal and take an important step towards meaningful electoral change.
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September 28, 2021

Is Ranked-Choice Voting in Philly’s Future?

Councilmember Derek Green wants to bring ranked-choice voting here. It could help elect the people’s choice in a competitive 2023 race.
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September 26, 2021

How Ranked Choice Voting Could Change the Primary Game

Ahead of 2024, instead of just asking which candidate offers winning policies, ask, which candidate does our voting system benefit?
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September 24, 2021

Philadelphia to explore ranked-choice voting

The Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution to hold hearings on the system in which voters select candidates in order of preference.
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September 22, 2021

Sarasota to file suit to determine if it can pursue ranked-choice voting

Sarasota leaders agreed to seek legal clarification on whether ranked-choice voting is allowed under Florida law.
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September 22, 2021

Multiple Election Cycles in Maine Highlight Voters’ Successful Embrace of Ranked Choice Voting

A new analysis of ranked choice voting (RCV) in Maine provides critical insights into implementing similar reforms across the country.
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September 15, 2021

LGBTQ Democrats briefed on DC ranked choice voting bill

Council may already have enough votes to pass it
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September 14, 2021

Maui Charter Commission to Consider Proposing Ranked-Choice Voting

At the upcoming meeting Commissioners will consider whether to adopt ranked-choice voting as the electoral system for council elections.  A ranked-choice voting system is one in which voters may rank candidates…
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September 10, 2021

Do California Elections Need Ranked Choice Voting?

| Shawn Griffiths ∙ IVN News | In this episode of the podcast Toppling the Duopoly, host Shawn Griffiths is joined by Tom Charron, who is representing a new group…
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September 8, 2021

Empowering The Voice Of The Middle

| Reed Anfinson ∙ Swift County Monitor | One of the most common complaints we hear about politics today is how divisive they have become. All we have are people…
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September 2, 2021

Elders push back as Wyoming GOP leaders imply ranked choice voting too hard for them to understand

| Opinion ∙ Oil City News | CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Republican Party officials attended the Wyoming Legislature's Joint Interim Corporations, Elections & Political Subdivisions Committee meeting on Thursday where…
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August 26, 2021

Ranked Choice Voting Solves Problems in Texas | Opinion

States and localities nationwide have adopted ranked choice voting because it's such a useful tool in getting more voters to participate and to determine the winner who best combines wide…
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August 24, 2021

New York’s first full ranked-choice election changed campaigns — if not the results

In three races out of a total of 63, the candidate who won the largest number of first-choice votes ultimately lost the election.
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August 18, 2021

Alaska’s ranked-choice system could boost Indigenous voting

Undeclared and nonpartisan voters — who make up most of the state’s voters — have been left out of the partisan primary system
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August 12, 2021

Is it time for Missouri to adopt ranked-choice voting?

Ranked-choice voting takes less time and money than a runoff vote.
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August 8, 2021

Ranked-choice voting builds consensus

Voters who don’t like using ranked choice voting, or may not understand it, would still have the option of simply voting for one candidate.
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August 3, 2021

Ranked-Choice Voting Increased Minority Candidates’ Chances

New York City’s first-ever citywide ranked-choice voting election presents a good opportunity to examine a concern raised by RCV opponents: whether the new...
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July 30, 2021

Judge says Alaska’s new ranked-choice voting system is legal

Superior Court Judge Gregory Miller’s decision is likely to be appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court.
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July 21, 2021

Will New Hampshire Implement Ranked-choice Voting?

Though liberals argue for ranked-choice voting, it’s possible this process could favor Republicans.
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July 18, 2021

Guest column: It’s time to pass ranked-choice voting in Jacksonville

It's time to pass ranked choice voting in Jacksonville. The system allows voters to rank candidates by preference on their ballots
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July 12, 2021

Iowa could atone for caucus snafus with ranked choice voting

| Adam Sullivan ∙ The Iowa Gazette | Ranked choice voting is sometimes criticized as too complicated. Compared to what? Iowa was the subject of global ridicule 18 months ago…
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July 10, 2021

New York’s Mayoral Race Shows that Ranked Choice Voting Works—Even With Snafus

| Kevin Kosar ∙ TIME | After an embarrassing administrative gaff, a few zany candidates, and nationwide anticipation, New York Citys final vote tally for the mayoral primaries is in.…
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July 9, 2021

Sorry, haters: Ranked-choice voting produced the most diverse city council in NYC history

| Amanda Litman ∙ salon | It's an election of firsts. While we don't yet have the certified results, it's clear from preliminary numbers that when New York's next city…
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July 7, 2021

Philly Should Explore Ranked Choice Voting

| Kyle Sammin ∙ Philadelphia Weekly | If you’ve been paying attention to New York’s mayoral primary, you will have noticed that it’s a mess. The first reaction by Philadelphians…
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April 2, 2021

Salt Lake City Council Discusses Whether to Participate in Ranked Choice Voting Pilot Program

| Marina McNairy ∙ The Salt Lake Tribune | The Salt Lake City Council is expected to take another look at ranked choice voting in April after Governor Cox and…
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March 26, 2021

North Logan, Nibley Considering Ranked-Choice Voting For Upcoming Municipal Elections

| Jackson Wilde ∙ HJ News | North Logan Mayor Damon Cann said the decision to look at ranked-choice voting stems from a fairly recent state legislature decision to have…