The Oregon Legislature on Sunday’s final day of the session passed House Bill 2004, which puts a proposal to move to ranked choice voting for federal and statewide races on the statewide ballot in November 2024.
In response to a question at a city council meeting
, an advocacy organization’s representative apparently noted that one county’s implementation of RCV might cost an extra $36,000 for software licensing, ballot design, and the like … and that the… Continue reading
That’s the title of this new piece
, accompanying this new paper
(with a title that I prefer, not that anyone’s asking: “An Examination of Ranked Choice Voting in the United States, 2004-2022”).
The authors identify the “primary value of… Continue reading
There must be something in the water today.
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s editorial board decries
a “two-party system in a one-party town,” in advocating a switch from splintered partisan primaries to a nonpartisan primary with ranked-choice voting.
Illinois state Rep. Kam… Continue reading
Walter Olson reacts
, at Reason, to the new Protect Democracy-Unite America report on proportional representation blogged here
The statewide legislation, passed with a vetoproof majority
, prohibits the approval voting system used in Fargo for the last two elections.
In Towards Proportional Representation for the U.S. House
, Protect Democracy and Unite America examine a 1967 statute enacted by Congress—the Uniform Congressional District Act (UCDA)—that mandates the use of single-member districts for House elections; how the… Continue reading
A new report
from the Center for American Progress examines some of the most fundamental problems with the nation’s electoral system and recommends better ways to promote effective, representative government.
The report describes how states and localities—from Alaska and… Continue reading
Ben Raderstorf and Beau Tremitiere in the Bulwark
So in a sense, the real question is not why cross-party coalitions are appearing in state legislatures, but rather, why they aren’t more common—and why a gridlocked House of Representatives refused to elect… Continue reading
First, let’s understand what went wrong. According to both Oakland’s City charter and RCV election norms, if a voter skips a first-choice column or writes in an ineligible candidate, that voter’s ballot should be advanced immediately to… Continue reading