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.
Competitive elections in DC are here to stay, and our current system is not serving voters or candidates well. We can do better.
The Vermont Public Interest Research Group has opened a mock ranked-choice voting election.
The Nevada Supreme Court is considering whether an initiative about open primaries and ranked-choice voting will advance to the ballot in November.
Some states present a bigger challenge because reform advocates have to convince state lawmakers to change a system explicitly designed to benefit them.
In Kalamazoo, one particular initiative could change the way voters select a mayor and commissioners.
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?
Preferential voting has been harnessed effectively to create a change that invested actors – in major political parties and the media – find disconcerting.
At least 78 percent of voters across races ranked more than one candidate in the mayoral election.
We may find that voters are less polarized and more moderate than our political class if we end winner-take-all elections and allow ranked choices.