The 2019 City Charter Commission issued its preliminary staff report Tuesday, with recommendations for revisions to the city charter.
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In a modified version of quadratic voting, Colorado legislators each got 100 virtual tokens to buy votes on a number of measures.
With a Monday deadline, it appears only two cities in Utah have signed up to participate in the ranked choice voting experiment.
A proposal to let Tennessee’s four biggest cities decide whether to allow instant runoff voting in local nonpartisan contests is advancing.
At least half the Utah cities that were planning to pilot a new voting method are backing out ahead of their 2019 municipal elections.
San Francisco’s Department of Elections is planning to embark on marketing blitz starting this summer to get word out about changes to city’s voting system.
Ranked choice voting is on the rise throughout the United States. Listen to Rick Pearson talk to President/CEO of FairVote, Rob Richie.
Political drama in one weird small town shows beyond reasonable doubt why America needs voting reforms for the wishes of the majority to prevail.
You’ve probably heard of ranked-choice voting, in which voters rank their choices on a ballot and the results work kind of like an instant run-off.
The proposed legislation is modeled after Maine’s 2016 law and would adopt ranked-choice voting for primary elections and congressional races.