Showing posts tagged with: "Ranked Choice Voting"

Democracy Ballot Measures 2020 . September 15, 2020

Summary of Election-Related Ballot Measures for the November ballot In November voters in 14 states and Puerto Rico will weigh in on 19 ballot measures impacting how they vote and conduct elections.2020’s crop of ballot questions take on a range election topics such as the Electoral College, Ranked Choice Voting, Redistricting, and Open Primaries, and read more

Brexit Parties Lose Vote, Win the Election in the UK . December 17, 2019

In last week’s British (UK) election, Boris Johnson and his allies lost the popular vote by over 1.7 million votes, but won a majority of seats in the Parliament ensuring Johnson will remain Prime Minister. While his Conservative Party and pro-Brexit parties won only 47% of the vote, they gained 57% of the seats, fueling read more

Everything You Need to Know About Ranked Choice Voting . June 22, 2018

The following is an excerpt from “The Myths, The Facts, The Future: Everything You Need to Know About Ranked Choice Voting” written by George Pillsbury as it appears on The Independent Voter Network (IVN.US).  Partisan gerrymandering. Money in politics. The Electoral College. Undue restrictions on who votes and how we vote. Every contentious election issue discussed read more

Political Competition Hits Historic Low: Part One . April 6, 2017

Political Competition Hits Historic Low: Part One The Anti-Competitive Impact of Winner-Take-All Voting and Partisan Redistricting Democracy cannot be just defined by the right to vote. Voters must also be offered meaningful choices between candidates and a genuine degree of electoral competition. Outside of a few battleground states, competition was hard to find in 2016. read more

‘Tis the Season to be…Cordial? . December 6, 2010

By the time a political campaign season wraps up, most of us feel as though we barely survived a wild west, mud slinging throw-down. Of course, voters have grown increasingly tired of that narrative, and some election reforms might be changing what we can expect from campaigns. Phil Ting recently announced his bid for San read more