Tag: election reform

Ranked Choice Voting Receives Bipartisan Support in Many States

In a time when many feel their access to a true democracy is blocked by gerrymandering, the electoral college, voter fraud, or voter suppression, bipartisan support is brewing around the country for a different approach to elections: Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). How it works: When completing the ballot the voter ranks all candidates in order of preference.  Ballots are…

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The Governor That Made Voting Harder Just Relented, Sort Of

This governor’s laws made voting so hard, he had to change them. Is the new law a real fix, or just good PR?

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Finally Fixing the Voting System, Hopefully

“Let’s do something about that.” In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama announced his plan for a new bipartisan commission to improve the – very broken – voting system.

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New York City Mayor Floats Election Reforms

Election Reform is nothing new. The State of New York ratified the U.S. Constitution in 1788 and fewer than 40 years later altered the Property Qualification statute to extend voting rights to all white males regardless of whether they owned or rented property. A few years later, the office of Mayor became an elected position…