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Ranked-Choice Voting: 2020 Edition

Almost every state uses the same voting system—a winner-take-all method, where voters can choose one candidate per race on each ballot, and whoever receives the most votes wins.  However, other voting systems exist, including ranked-choice voting.  In a ranked-choice voting system (RCV), voters rank candidates in order of preference: one, two, three, and so forth.  Like in states with runoff elections, if no candidate reaches a 50% majority, the candidate […]

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State Action on Restoring Felons’ Voting Rights

In the middle of the 2020 General Election, millions of voters have already cast ballots by mail, and millions more are making plans to vote in person on Election Day.  However, not all Americans are eligible to cast a ballot.  According to the ACLU, states have disenfranchised 5.85 million Americans with felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions in some states. Some states, like Iowa and Kentucky, permanently disenfranchise all people with […]

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State Mail-in Voting: 2020 and Beyond

By: Ryan J. Stevens As numerous states around the country are delaying their respective primaries due to COVID-19, the issue of mail-in voting, or vote by mail, has come to the forefront during this year’s presidential election cycle. For years, voters have traditionally cast their ballots in person. However, a new option has emerged in recent years: mail-in voting. The ability to vote by mail has seen its popularity increase […]

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