Ranked Choice Voting

Alaska

Trial concludes in challenge to Alaska ranked choice voting repeal petition | #alaska | #politics

Phillip Izon examines signature gathering booklets during a trial on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 at the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage. (Loren Holmes / ADN) A trial concluded Wednesday in a case that could determine whether Alaskans get to vote later this year on keeping the state’s ranked choice voting and nonpartisan primary system. The voting […]

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Alaska

Ranked-Choice Voting Draws Bipartisan Ire | #alaska | #politics

What do Colorado, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana have in common this election season? Govs. Kay Ivey (R-AL), Tate Reeves (R-MS), Jeff Landry (R-LA), and Jared Polis (D-CO) have all signed bills that would ban or seriously impede the implementation of ranked-choice voting. In the past two months, these states have frowned on RCV, a small-d […]

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Alaska

How ranked choice voting is bringing Alaska politics back to the center • Alaska Beacon | #alaska | #politics

At the beginning of Alaska’s legislative session, many veteran lawmakers worried about the infusion of untested legislators. Yet in a sharp departure from recent sessions, both sides of the aisle were patting themselves on the back for what they had accomplished after adjourning. With 20 new legislators, or one-third of the Senate and House, the […]

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Alaska

Murkowski Could Hold Balance of Power in Senate | #alaska | #politics

The very independent Lisa Murkowski. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski is pretty clearly the Republican senator who is least aligned with the GOP. Her voting record is generally regarded as less conservative than any other Republican senator’s with the possible exception of her friend Susan Collins of Maine (Collins and Murkowski […]

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Alaska

Ranked choice repeal group appeals big fine for violating Alaska campaign finance laws | #alaska | #politics

By James Brooks, Alaska Beacon Updated: February 9, 2024 Published: February 8, 2024 Materials from an event in Anchorage in February 2023 by Alaskans For Honest Elections, which is seeking to repeal ranked-choice voting in Alaska elections. (Bill Roth / ADN) Supporters of a campaign seeking to turn back the clock on Alaska’s voting system […]

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Alabama

Ivey signs ranked-choice voting ban into law | #elections | #alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey signed Senate Bill 186, sponsored by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur), to protect the integrity of Alabama elections by banning the use of ranked-choice voting on Friday. Instead of being able to vote for a single candidate, ranked-choice voting offers voters a choice of candidates to rank in order of […]

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Alabama

Will AL Gov. Ivey Sign A Bill Prohibiting Ranked-Choice Voting? | #elections | #alabama

The Republican-controlled Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday prohibiting the use of ranked-choice voting (RCV) in elections. But GOP Gov. Kay Ivey won’t say whether she’ll sign the bill into law. SB 186 stipulates that “Ranked-choice voting shall not be used in determining the election or nomination of any candidate to any local, state, […]

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Alabama

Alabama must ban ranked choice voting to ensure secure elections | #elections | #alabama

On the heels of Alabama’s ballot harvesting ban, I am turning my attention towards the next step in ensuring Alabama elections are the most secure elections in the country: the outlawing of ranked-choice voting. SB 186 sponsored by Senator Arthur Orr and HB 423 sponsored by Representative Mark Shirey prohibit the use of ranked choice […]

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Alabama

Banning Ranked Choice Voting is the next step in ensuring Alabama elections are the most secure in the country | #elections | #alabama

On the heels of Alabama’s ballot harvesting ban, I am turning my attention towards the next step in ensuring Alabama elections are the most secure elections in the country: the outlawing of ranked choice voting. SB 186 sponsored by State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) and HB 423 sponsored by State Rep. Mark Shirey (R-Mobile) prohibit […]

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Alaska

Nonpartisan open primaries let Alaskans choose values over party • Alaska Beacon | #alaska | #politics

In 2022, Alaska voters for the first time used nonpartisan open primaries to choose candidates for the general election. Every voter, regardless of political registration, received the same ballot. And every ballot listed every candidate in every race. In this style of primary, voters could support a mix of Republicans, Democrats, independents and third-party candidates, […]

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