Laura Ebke Over the last few years, state legislatures have seen a significant increase in proposals to change how states vote. Quite apart from voter eligibility, or the period during which they can vote, these proposals have suggested fundamental changes in how the ballot looks. Maine and Alaska are using rank-choice voting in their statewide … Continue reading Why are states increasingly moving to open primary elections?
This past year brought challenges, rewards and many educational opportunities to the communities in Nebraska and around the world through the pandemic. Currently Nebraska uses single-choice voting ballots, as we strive to bring ranked choice voting to our great state it is important to know how Nebraskan's feel about it. If we can gain support, … Continue reading 2021 Nebraska Exit Survey Research
Hannah Michelle Bussa | April 20, 2021 After Omaha’s primary on April 6, discussions about rank choice voting were brought to the forefront. Specifically in the mayoral race, rank choice voting could have changed the results of the election. Rank choice voting has been discussed in Nebraska, but after Omaha’s primary election, conversation about it … Continue reading After Omaha’s primary election results, is rank choice voting the path forward?
Coalition building and appealing to voters from both parties are imperative to winning – and governing from the middle for the betterment of all people, regardless of their party affiliation. As such, Nebraska should follow Maine’s lead – once again – when it comes to a revolutionary way to make the results of elections better for, and more responsive to, its entire electorate.
"When we have an opportunity to improve our democracy, we should take that opportunity. Last week, I introduced a bill to improve our government and representatives in the form of ranked-choice Voting."
“We want better choices. We want better candidates, better ideas,” - Cindy Maxwell-Ostdiek
“We’ve come together around this single issue because we want better choices, better candidates,” she told the committee. “We want better ideas for our communities and families, and ranked-choice voting methods will strengthen our elections and improve our representation.”