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COVID-19 Might Not Sideline Expansion Of Ranked Choice Voting Reform In These Key States

The most well-known benefit of RCV is ensuring that the winner of an election receives support from the majority of voters. This is critical in heavily contested elections.   By...
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Ballot initiative on ranked choice voting continues to gain steam

By MATT MURPHY  |  June 18, 2020 — Elections may never be the same after COVID-19. As the Legislature steams toward passage of a massive expansion of vote-by-mail for the...
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Range of topics deemed eligible for 2020 ballot

By CHRIS LISINSKI, State House News Service  |  September 5, 2019 — Potential ballot question campaigns were cleared for takeoff Wednesday, and voters next year could decide the fate of...
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Ranked-Choice Voting Is Among 12 Initiative Petitions Certified By The Mass. AG

By BENJAMIN SWASEY  |  September 4, 2019 – An effort to have Massachusetts voters next year weigh in on a ranked-choice voting system moved a step forward Wednesday, as it...
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Ranked-choice voting, gun safe questions cleared for ballot

By CHRISTIAN M. WADE  |  September 4, 2019 – BOSTON — Plans to implement ranked-choice voting, prevent Massachusetts from declaring itself a "sanctuary state" and require gun owners to store...
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Ranked choice voting, right to repair, beer and wine at grocery stores and more: Massachusetts attorney general certifies 12 initiative petitions for ballot questions

By SHIRA SCHOENBERG  |  September 4, 2019 – Attorney General Maura Healey on Wednesday allowed 12 initiative petitions to move to the next step toward getting on the ballot. Healey...
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Ranked choice voting could be on the Massachusetts ballot in 2020

By NIK DECOSTA-KLIPA  |  August 1, 2019 – Could Massachusetts follow in Maine’s footsteps next year? Supporters of ranked choice voting are beginning the push for a 2020 ballot question proposing the...
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Laboratories of Democracy: San Francisco voters rank their candidates. It’s made politics a little less nasty.

By LEE DRUTMAN  |  July 31, 2019 – In place since: 2002 The problem: In March 2002, San Franciscans were ready for some new voting rules. The city had long used...
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Ranked choice pitched as inclusive election reform

By KATELYN BUDION  |  July 20, 2019 – Ranked choice voting would allow voters to rank multiple candidates in order of preference. If no candidate gets a majority of the...
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Elizabeth Warren sounds very open to ranked choice voting

By NIK DECOSTA-KLIPA  |  June 11, 2019 – Elizabeth Warren says she’s coming around on the idea of ranked choice voting. “This is one of those things I had thought, ‘Nah,...