October 30th 2009
Don Fraser and George Latimer: The case for instant-runoff voting is clear
Star Tribune

Two former politicians tell St. Paul voters that IRV is "vitally important to us as citizens and as members of our communities."

October 29th 2009
Plurality voting rule is the real election spoiler
Baltimore Sun

In the midst of 3-way races in NJ and NY, FairVote board member and 1980 presidential candidate John Anderson makes the case for IRV over our flawed plurality system.

October 25th 2009
CHARTER AMENDMENT 3: County voters would lose power
The News Tribune

Amendment 3 to the Pierce county charter is an attempt by incumbent politicians to rig the system and prevent any serious challengers from competing. IRV is simply too fair and too democratic to not keep using in our electoral system.

October 22nd 2009
St. Paul should join IRV bandwagon
Star Tribune

Star Tribune stands behind IRV voting. They believe that if this system is used in St. Paul, it will show the state of Missouri that IRV can work and can better represent the voters in the state.

October 19th 2009
Minneapolis lauches IRV education campaign for Nov. 3 elections

In two weeks, the city of Minneapolis will be using instant runoff voting in their elections for the first time.

October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

October 18th 2009
Reforming runoffs could boost turnout
Crain's New York Business

State Sen. Liz Krueger says instant runoff voting would reduce spending, negative campaigning and boost turnout.

October 18th 2009
Pierce County voters should keep ranked-choice voting
The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times recommends a No vote on Pierce County Charter Amendment 3, which would repeal ranked-choice voting.

October 18th 2009
St. Paul will cast vote on instant-runoff elections
Star Tribune

On November third, St. Paul citizens will cast their ballots to decide whether IRV will be used in their city council and school board. But there has been some resistance from elected officials.

October 18th 2009
Voters to vote on how they voted
Aspen Daily News

Aspen has been using IRV since 2005, since the may 2007 election the local government will put out a poll to decide whether to go back to the old voting system or tweak the current one.

October 18th 2009
RCV: System results in more candidates
The News Tribune

Susan Eidenschink thinks that RCV should continue to be used in Washington.

October 17th 2009
Campaign begins for Instant Runoff Voting

A Rochester City Council member is urging other city officials to consider changing how votes are cast within the city.

October 16th 2009
IRV offers new strategies for Minneapolis candidates
MPR News

In Minneapolis, IRV has been introduced and the candidates and the supporters are already noticing a difference.

October 16th 2009
Haven't Detroit voters spoken enough?
Livingston Daily

In Detroit, there have been three mayors in the past two years and the current one has come under scrutiny. Perhaps a system like instant runoff voting will help bring political stability to motor city.

October 15th 2009
Instant runoff voting will save money but not raise turnout

Candidate Lynne Serpe of New York's 22nd district wants the city to use IRV because it will make elections more democratic.

October 15th 2009
Instant runoffs could curb negative ads
Crain's New York Business

State Senator Liz Krueger of New York says that IRV would cut down on negative ads and raise voter turnout.

October 14th 2009
A Stone's Throw
The Aspen Times

Andy Stone runs through the positives and the negatives behind different voting systems.

October 14th 2009
The simple solution is to vote
The Post and Courier

Mount Pleasant Mayoral candidates aren't happy with the electoral system, with three candidates, it is likely the winner will win with less than a majority. IRV could help places like Mount Pleasant come out with a clear majority if they would adopt

October 10th 2009
Independent Voters Have Little Voice In Congress; Isn't It Time to Change That?
U.S. Politics Today

The voiceless population and what we can do to give independents and 3rd parties a chance to speak.

October 6th 2009
City of 8 Million Was a Ghost Town at the Polls
New York Times

As turnout numbers for New York City's primary runoffs dwindle, IRV is being taken seriously as an alternative.

October 5th 2009
Senate Bill Would Eliminate Primary Runoff
New York Times

FairVote's Rob Richie is quoted in support of IRV to eliminate the need for low-turnout primary runoffs in New York City.

October 4th 2009
Voter Turnaround
Daily News (Los Angeles)

Two letters to the editor cite IRV as the best way to bring higher turnout to Los Angeles elections.

October 3rd 2009
Instant Runoff Voting could streamline Long Beach balloting process

Long Beach, California looks to IRV as a potential solution to their multi-candidate races with small-plurality winners.

October 1st 2009
Doing the Deed of Democracy
The Ester Republic

Fairbanks Borough should adopt IRV so that we can raise voter turnout and gain a candidate elected by the majority of the people.

October 1st 2009
Horny Toad the choice in IRV election
St. Paul Legal Ledger

What better way to learn about IRV than with beer? That's the idea behind "tasting trials" in St. Paul.

September 28th 2009
Auditor trying to discredit ranked choice
The News Tribune

Letter to the editor: Washington Local believes that the Pierce County Elections Department's Auditor is wasting taxpayer money by not refusing to use ranked choice voting.

September 26th 2009
Instant runoff voting (IRV) has come to the fore in Long Beach.

Letter to the editor: explains why Long Beach, FL would be better off with IRV rather than their current runoff system.

September 17th 2009
Instant runoff election a model of transparency and verifiability
Aspen Times

Whether you like IRV or hate IRV, Aspen's election was a model of transparency and verifiability, and American elections would be improved if they incorporated elements of Aspen's election.

September 17th 2009
St. Paul needs IRV
Minnesota Daily

Editorial endorses ballot measure to bring instant runoff voting to St. Paul.

September 8th 2009
Chooser Illusion
Santa Fe Reporter

Santa Fe prepares to experiment with IRV, and local candidates see the value of a system that provides a legitimate mandate from the voters.

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