Tagged as USA

The Limits of Ranked Choice Voting

Center for Election Science: In 2018, Maine became the first state to use the alternative voting method ranked choice voting (RCV) in federal elections. That’s good because it meant that Maine stopped using our ubiquitous choose-one voting method—largely regarded as the worst single-winner voting method there is.

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USA – High-stakes voting machine decision deserves more scrutiny

The Inquirer Daily News Philly – By this November, Philadelphia’s big electronic voting machines will be just a memory, if Governor Wolf and the Department of State have their way. They have given the City Commissioners a directive to put a paper ballot voting system in place, preferably in time for use in 2019.

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Photo ID Implementation in Missouri Counties

Electoral Management: Voter ID has been a controversial policy in the US for many years.  Joseph Anthony and David C. Kimball’s study, presented at the Electoral Management Boston workshop, looked at the implementation in Missouri.

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Voting machine meltdowns are normal—that’s the problem

Wired: David Weiner counts himself lucky. Sure, he waited an hour to vote at the Brooklyn Public Library along with, he estimates, several hundred other New Yorkers Tuesday afternoon. But, hey, at least he arrived when the last ballot scanner officially broke. That meant he could just fill out his ballot and shove it in a box. The […]

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