Ranked Choice Voting is having a moment.
Author: Melissa Amarawardana
A NEW CONGRESS, A NEW CASE FOR RANKED CHOICE VOTING
... “Get ready for the circus,” one staffer predicted. “Are you here for the show?” another asked. "The circus, of course, was the multiple rounds of voting in which Members of Congress attempted to elect the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, the first time such a vote needed multiple rounds in one hundred years. … Continue reading A NEW CONGRESS, A NEW CASE FOR RANKED CHOICE VOTING
After Omaha’s primary election results, is rank choice voting the path forward?
Hannah Michelle Bussa | April 20, 2021 After Omaha’s primary on April 6, discussions about rank choice voting were brought to the forefront. Specifically in the mayoral race, rank choice voting could have changed the results of the election. Rank choice voting has been discussed in Nebraska, but after Omaha’s primary election, conversation about it … Continue reading After Omaha’s primary election results, is rank choice voting the path forward?
Ranked-choice voting would help improve state elections
Coalition building and appealing to voters from both parties are imperative to winning – and governing from the middle for the betterment of all people, regardless of their party affiliation. As such, Nebraska should follow Maine’s lead – once again – when it comes to a revolutionary way to make the results of elections better for, and more responsive to, its entire electorate.
Local View: Toward a more perfect union
"When we have an opportunity to improve our democracy, we should take that opportunity. Last week, I introduced a bill to improve our government and representatives in the form of ranked-choice Voting."
Ranked-choice voting should get a fair hearing
“We want better choices. We want better candidates, better ideas,” - Cindy Maxwell-Ostdiek
Bill would allow Nebraska voters to use ranked-choice voting for some elected offices
“We’ve come together around this single issue because we want better choices, better candidates,” she told the committee. “We want better ideas for our communities and families, and ranked-choice voting methods will strengthen our elections and improve our representation.”
The surprising problem with ranked-choice voting
The problem is that we’ve trained ourselves to be RIGHT. To have “our candidate” and not be open (or pushed) to even consider that there might be an alternative.
The Political-Reform Movement Scores Its Biggest Win Yet
Election changes such as ranked-choice voting and nonpartisan primaries are popping up across the country—and are already upending national politics. Russell Berman | January 26, 2021 The ballot measure that Alaska adopted by a narrow margin last fall represents the farthest-reaching changes to any state’s election laws in recent memory, giving a boost to political … Continue reading The Political-Reform Movement Scores Its Biggest Win Yet
Alaska is a new model for ending toxic political partisanship in America
Alaska may have shown a way to make our political system reward rather than punish moderation, open the system to new voices and encourage civility. Mike Condray and Jeremy Mayer | January 18, 2021 Who would have thought that the best answer to America’s toxic polarization, the biggest problem in our political system, would come … Continue reading Alaska is a new model for ending toxic political partisanship in America