Ranked Choice Voting in the News

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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…