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Ranked Choice Tennessee envisions a future where more Tennesseans can participate in elections using ranked choice voting (RCV). Our activities fall into two main categories: civic education and advocacy. We work with election administrators, policy makers and the public to share best practices and help facilitate successful RCV elections.
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Podcast: Do California elections need Ranked Choice Voting?

In this edition of the Toppling the Duopoly podcast, host Shawn Griffiths is joined by Tom Charron, who represents a new group called the California RCV Coalition (Cal RCV). At a time when ranked choice voting is gaining attention, the group is set to officially launch on September 21st during an online Zoom event that is open to the public.

Charron explains why more California cities and the state as a whole need ranked choice voting for their elections and the benefits it would bring to bolstering representation across sociopolitical demographics. The discussion examines the nonpartisan nature of ranked choice voting, which now has broad support across the political spectrum.

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Podcast: RCV in NYC with FairVote CEO Rob Richie

In this edition of How to Win Friends and Save the Republic from the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers, Rob Richie, CEO of FairVote, discusses his organization, where he finds his passion for democracy reform, and how Ranked Choice Voting faired in the Democratic primary for the New York City mayor's race.

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Runoff elections see little turnout despite steep costs, per new report

Runoff elections often come at a high cost to taxpayers, but yield some of the lowest voter turnouts of any political contest, a new report found.

The report, released Thursday by the center-left Third Way and nonpartisan FairVote, analyzed recent runoff elections in Texas and Louisiana. In both states, an additional round of voting cost taxpayers millions of dollars, while only attracting a small share of the electorate.

The two good-government organizations suggest implementing ranked-choice voting in states that hold runoff elections in order to lessen the financial burden and preserve voter engagement.

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Following the citywide debut in New York City, ranked-choice voting is picking up momentum in other parts of the country.

After NYC, where will ranked-choice voting go next?

Following the New York City primaries last month, the debate over ranked-choice voting is heating up elsewhere across the country.

The sixth largest city in Michigan and the most populous county in Washington are both considering adopting ranked-choice voting for future elections. But in Alaska, a lawsuit is challenging the state's new election system, which includes ranking candidates for general elections.

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