March 11th 2009
What Are We, Stupid?
Seven Days

Seven Days writer Shay Totten takes a look at Burlington's recent instant runoff voting election.

March 10th 2009
Aspen council adopts instant runoff voting method
Aspen Times

The Aspen City Council voted to adopt a unique method of instant runoff voting for Mayoral and City Council races.

March 10th 2009
Letters to the Editor
Burlington Free Press

Letters to the Editor in the Burlington Free Press praising the city's recent instant runoff voting method.

March 10th 2009
Let's start instant runoffs and cut our election costs
Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar proposes instant runoff voting as the solution to the city's problems with runoff costs and voter fatigue.

March 9th 2009
A look at instant-runoff voting
Daily Freeman-Journal

Daily Freeman-Journal writer Andy Hallman talks about the difficulties third parties have in American elections. He advocates for instant runoff voting as a solution.

March 7th 2009
Opinion: A cheaper, quicker, more civil way to run San Jose elections: instant runoffs
San Jose Mercury News

New America Foundation Political Reform Program Deputy Director Blair Bobier advocates for instant runoff voting as a way to cut the cost of elections in San Jose in half, as IRV would only require one election.

March 5th 2009
Editorial: Consider the voters -- and the taxpayers
Wilmington Star News

Editorial in the Wilmington Star News that urges the City Council to adopt insant runoff voting for local elections.

March 4th 2009
Lowering the cost of voting
Gazette

Letters to the Editor by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County President Diane Hbino and Leisure World Election Judge Fred L. Olson praising FairVote Democracy Fellow Erik Connell's February 25 Gazette Op-Ed "More economical solution to costly

March 3rd 2009
Burlington's Has Second Highly Successful Ranked Choice Voting Election
Seattle Weekly

FairVote Board Chair Krist Novoselic on Bulington's instant runoff voting election for mayor.

March 3rd 2009
Kiss Wins in Instant Runoff Voting
WCAX News

Incumbent Progressive Mayor Bob Kiss wins Burlington, Vermont's second instant runoff voting election.

March 3rd 2009
Kiss re-elected by narrow margin
Burlington Free Press

Incumbent Mayor Bob Kiss won reelection in Burlington's second election using instant runoff voting.

March 3rd 2009
Burlington Holds Second Highly Successful Instant Runoff Voting Election
Huffington Post

FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie comments on Burlington's successful instant runoff voting election for mayor.

March 2nd 2009
My Turn: City voters fortunate to have IRV
Burlington Free Press

Vee Gordon, the legislative chairwoman of the League of Women Voters of Vermont, discusses why she thinks Burlington voters are lucky to vote in instant runoff voting elections.

March 2nd 2009
Instant democracy available in instant runoff elections
Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn proposes insant runoff voting as a solution to the problems that plague the current special election to fill Rahm Emmanuel's vacated House seat.

March 1st 2009
Instant runoff likely in Burlington
Burlington Free Press

Article breaking down the competitive race to be Burlington's next Mayor, and why it is likely to go to instant runoff voting.

March 1st 2009
Burlington Politics More Civil These Days
WCAX News

Report on how Burlington politics has gotten more civil over the years cites instant runoff voting as a reason why.

March 1st 2009
A local twist to the vacancy dilemma
Takoma Voice

FairVote Democracy Fellow Erik Connell explains why neither appointments nor having two elections are good ideas for vacancy elections. He offers instant runoff voting as the most sensible solution.

February 27th 2009
SA election garners record turnout
Rice Thresher

Article about Rice University's February 2009 student elections, which were done using instant runoff voting. Turnout was the highest in over two decades.

February 26th 2009
Five ways to fix City Hall
Sacramento News & Review

Article on ideas to reform Sacramento City Council and Mayoral offices where City Councilwoman Lauren Hammond advocates for instant runoff voting.

February 25th 2009
More economical solution to costly special election
Gazette

FairVote Democracy Fellow Erik Connell details the pitfalls of runoff elections: cost and low turnout. He advocates instant runoff voting as the solution to these problems.

February 25th 2009
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About IRV – But Didn't Know How to Ask
Seven Days

Ken Picard explains how instant runoff voting works, as well as the benefits of using the system.

February 24th 2009
CCSC Plans Election Reforms
Columbia Spectator

The Columbia College Student Council is set to approve instant runoff voting for student elections.

February 24th 2009
For parties, the more the merrier
The City Paper

Letter to the Editor that appears in Nashville's The City Paper. Talks about how instant runoff voting would allow voters to vote for independents.

February 20th 2009
Burlington to try instant runoff voting again
Vermont Public Radio

Associated Press article on Vermont's upcoming mayoral election, which will be the city's second one using instant runoff voting.

February 20th 2009
Pros and cons of a top-two primary
Los Angeles Times

Steven Hill, Director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation, advocates instant runoff voting as an alternative to State Senator Abel Maldonado's proposed top-two primary.

February 19th 2009
Burlington to try instant runoff voting again
Rutland Herald

AP article about Burlington's upcoming mayoral election, in which the city will use instant runoff voting for the second time.

February 19th 2009
Public weighs instant runoff in mock election
Aspen Daily News

The Aspen City Council held a mock election Wednesday night to show voters the difference between the two types of instant runoff voting the city will be considering for its upcoming election. The two types are called sequential and batch.

February 17th 2009
OPINION: Connecticut is Ready for IRV
Lyme Times

An Op-Ed piece in which Marilyn Mackay, of the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut, writes about how IRV would put Connecticut at the top of the charts when it comes to low-cost, democratic, fair, and equal opportunity elections.

February 16th 2009
Pierce Council should let ranked-choice voting stand
Seattle Times

Seattle Times editorial argues that Pierce County should keep instant runoff voting.

February 13th 2009
Ranked Choice Voting on Ballot Again in Pierce County
Seattle Weekly

Krist Novoselic talks about the upcoming IRV ballot measure in Pierce County.

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