ranked-choice

Alabama

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

Alabama lawmakers are trying to get ahead of a trending option for voters to select public officials through a preferential ballot. Gov. Kay Ivey on Friday signed Senate Bill 186 by Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, which prohibits ranked-choice voting from being used in Alabama all the way down to the local level. Instead of being […]

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Alaska

Two more Alaska ballot measures pass legal muster, but another is disqualified • Alaska Beacon | #alaska | #politics

Alaska Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom on Friday approved two ballot measures and disqualified a third from advancing into the signature-gathering phase. The approved measures would impose new financial restrictions on political campaigns and grant an array of rights to workers, including mandatory sick leave, a higher minimum wage and the ability to opt out from […]

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Alaska

Maine to hold ranked-choice runoff election for House seat | #alaska | #politics

(NewsNation) — Maine’s 2nd Congressional District is headed for a ranked-choice runoff after neither candidate secured 50% of the votes needed. Incumbent Democratic Rep. Jared Golden led his Republican challenger Rep. Bruce Poliquin with 48.2% of the total vote, just shy of carrying the race. The runoff will be determined by the 6% of votes […]

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Alaska

A Fairbanks district presents a range of choices in the Aug. 16 primary | Politics | #alaska | #politics

There are 59 races in the Alaska Legislature, but primary competition for only one district — in Fairbanks. In House District 35, where Rep. Adam Wool is not seeking re-election, five candidates are seeking office, ranging from a former Wool aide to the owner of a Fairbanks body piercing and tattoo shop. Under Alaska’s new […]

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