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?
Ranked Choice Voting is having a moment.
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.
“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.”
The problem is that we’ve trained ourselves to be RIGHT. To have “our candidate” and not be open (or pushed) to even consider that there might be an alternative.
Election changes such as ranked-choice voting and nonpartisan primaries are popping up across the country—and are already upending national politics. Russell Berman | January 26, 2021 The ballot measure that Alaska adopted by a narrow margin last fall represents the farthest-reaching changes to any state’s election laws in recent memory, giving a boost to political … Continue reading The Political-Reform Movement Scores Its Biggest Win Yet
December 17, 2020 FairVote’s Monopoly Politics is a biennial project conducted before each election cycle to predict the results of all 435 seats in the House of Representatives. First developed in 1997 as a forerunner to the Cook Partisan Voting Index and later refined to systematize its weighting of incumbency, Monopoly Politics’ influential methodology relies … Continue reading Monopoly Politics 2020: The Root of Dysfunction in the U.S. House of Representatives
November 4, 2020 The ability to handle a recount of votes to ensure fair, accurate and genuinely democratic outcomes is widely recognized as a critical component of election administration. Trust in elections requires trust in the recount process and ongoing learning about how best to conduct recounts and determine what victory margins and post-elections audit … Continue reading A Survey and Analysis of Statewide Election Recounts, 2000-2019