The historic use of RCV in Maine’s congressional elections ended on a high note with results affirmed in the 2nd Congressional District race.
Election Methods articles on Democracy Chronicles
This election methods reform section will highlight alternatives to the widely used plurality voting system like approval, ranked and instant-runoff voting. See our entire section called Voting Methods Central. Also see our section on American democracy.
The Amherst Town Council Monday adopted a Ranked-choice Voting Commission, a system that allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference.
Supporters want to switch to a ranked-choice system that allows voters to weigh candidates in order of preference and transfer their votes if no one gets more than 50 percent.
An influx of more than 6,000 previously uncounted ballots upheld the same outcome in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District race.
Why is our political infrastructure a shambles that produces so few trustworthy candidates for public office? The answer lays in the foundation of democracy and the edifice we’ve built on that foundation.
In the first congressional race in American history to be decided in a second round of counting with ranked choice voting.
Report includes insights gleaned from almost 100 interviews, 54 essays and 26 ‘democracy dialogues’ from across the world to discuss the state of democracy.
Maine made history on Tuesday by becoming the first state to elect their national representatives with the ranked choice voting voting system.
Voters overwhelmingly made their city the first in the US to adopt approval voting, an alternative voting method in which voters can vote for as many candidates as they approve of.
To the mounting alarm of others on all parts of the spectrum, they want to bypass the usual process. They’re pushing for an unprecedented Constitutional convention of the states.