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Join the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center for our monthly podcast, where we cover ranked choice voting election administration topics ranging from drafting legislation to election certification. We'll have brief interviews with team members of the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center, election administrators who have run RCV elections, and more, to tell us about the resources available through the RCVRC and best practices learned from running RCV elections.

Join the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center for our monthly podcast, where we cover ranked choice voting election administration topics ranging from drafting legislation to election certification. We'll have brief interviews with team members of the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center, election administrators who have run RCV elections, and more, to tell us about the resources available through the RCVRC and best practices learned from running RCV elections.

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United States

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Join the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center for our monthly podcast, where we cover ranked choice voting election administration topics ranging from drafting legislation to election certification. We'll have brief interviews with team members of the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center, election administrators who have run RCV elections, and more, to tell us about the resources available through the RCVRC and best practices learned from running RCV elections.

Language:

English

Contact:

301-270-4616


Episodes

Voting by Mail in the Midst of a Pandemic

4/28/2020
There's been a lot of talk lately about how the 2020 election will look in the midst of COVID-19. While moving to an all mail election seems like a viable answer, there are a lot of factors that will affect how Americans cast their ballots in November. Amber McReynolds, CEO of National Vote at Home and former Director of Elections for the City of Denver, sits down with the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center to discuss her own experiences with vote-by-mail implementation and how voting by...

Duration:00:24:00

Statewide Voter Education in Maine

2/26/2020
In this segment from our 2019 Symposium, Kristen Muszynski, Director of Communications for the Maine Secretary of State, walks us through how the State of Maine educated voters for their first-ever ranked-choice voting elections in 2018. Resources mentioned in this episode: Resources page from Maine Sec of State: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/rcv.html How RCV Works Video from Maine Sec of State: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp1APVk7SQk&feature=youtu.be Marked Ballot...

Duration:00:24:12

The Great Middle School Election of 2019

1/2/2020
We sent 500 ranked-choice voting ballots into the lion's den: middle school classrooms. Listen in as Rosemary Blizzard and Melissa Hall talk about what the Great Middle School Election of 2019 taught us about ranked-choice voting, Christmas carols, and the mind of the American middle schooler. Resources mentioned in this episode: The Great Middle School Election Ballot: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MubuQC0EjL2DFDeXv2ZHZJQ_m4jrnGx4 The Great Middle School Election Ballot Survey:...

Duration:00:33:13

So How Does RCV Work, Again?

12/18/2019
In this episode of RCV Clips, we mash up two older episodes of the show, Back to RCV Basics and Multi-Winner RCV, to give you RCV in a nutshell. Visuals always help, so here’s some ballots, voter education, and illustrations of how single- and multi-winner RCV get counted. Minneapolis Ballot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3K2g6lIQMWsYkNRYXFxZElLeEk/view Santa Fe Ballot: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/2/folders/17Md8W3P2X6GSMWT9XDIMvUcxGnqpZ7Hd Voter education:...

Duration:00:21:37

Voting Rights in Eastpointe, Michigan

11/26/2019
Rosemary Blizzard and Chris Hughes discuss the first-ever use of ranked-choice voting to remedy a Voting Rights Act complaint in Eastpointe, Michigan this year. Resources mentioned in this episode: Universal RCV Tabulator: https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/universal_rcv_tabulator Gingles v. Thornburg, 478 U.S. 30 (1985): https://www.oyez.org/cases/1985/83-1968 Alternative VRA Remedies: https://www.fairvote.org/fair_voting_in_the_united_states

Duration:00:32:48

The Universal RCV Tabulator, v1.0.1

10/16/2019
The RCVRC introduced the Universal RCV Tabulator in a webinar earlier this month. In this episode of RCV Clips, hear a segment from that webinar to learn more about how the Tabulator works and how to use it. To watch the whole webinar, follow this link: https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/universal_rcv_tabulator_webinar To download the Tabulator software, follow this link: https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/universal_rcv_tabulator

Duration:00:11:38

The RCVRC Mid-Year Recap

8/30/2019
Chris Hughes and Rosemary Blizzard talk about the RCVRC's work so far this year and everything we're looking forward to this fall. Resources mentioned in this episode: Universal RCV Tabulator: https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/universal_rcv_tabulator 2019 Symposium: https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/2019_symposium Transcript for this episode: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wKTrzD9hSeDH5zYx28xruEk78CdZU-_I

Duration:00:19:28

Hand Counting RCV in St. Paul

8/6/2019
David Triplett, Interim Election Director for Ramsey County, Minnesota, joins Chris Hughes to discuss how St. Paul, MN hand counts their ranked choice voting elections. For more information on RCV in Ramsey County, head to this site: https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/elections-voting/voters/ranked-voting. Transcript for this episode: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EeA_4jNkl39dSmjfOEI63RGUxQl6mAQJ

Duration:00:18:53

RCV from A to Z in Easthampton, Massachusetts

6/26/2019
Tom Peake, District 3 City Councilor for Easthampton, Massachusetts, joins to discuss the movement for RCV in Easthampton. Resources discussed in this episode: "Easthampton, Mass., Makes Push For Ranked-Choice Voting": https://www.nepr.net/post/easthampton-mass-makes-push-ranked-choice-voting#stream/0 Voter Choice Massachusetts: https://www.voterchoicema.org/ Transcript for this episode: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zI0YehUXuU5yt5_T2Y4BAngWgH2ms6Fq

Duration:00:28:44

Symposium Recap: Campaigning as an RCV Candidate

5/30/2019
On April 29 and 30th, the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center held our second annual RCV Symposium. In this episode of RCV Clips, listen to Minneapolis City Council Member Linea Palmisano's presentation during Session 2: See How They Run: Campaigning as an RCV Candidate. After that, check out the rest of the sessions on our website (linked to below). Resources mentioned in this episode: RCV Symposium Page: https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/symposium Transcript:...

Duration:00:16:29

The Maine Voter Experience

4/25/2019
Hear directly from two Maine voters as they tell Rosemary Blizzard what it was like to vote in their state's historic RCV elections last year. Resources mentioned in this episode: Usability Study: www.rankedchoicevoting.org/usability Maine's RCV Ballots: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cwKxadtweuIY1C1F7iM_fB9Zybwtlgj8 Maine's voter education materials: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B3K2g6lIQMWsLTA4NjVyblgxdzQ Check out the Center for Civic Design's other great work, too:...

Duration:00:11:58

The Story of Alameda County's RCV Implementation

3/28/2019
Berkeley, Oakland, and San Leandro, all located in Alameda County, CA, began using RCV in 2010. In this episode, Dave MacDonald, former Alameda County Registrar of Voters and Chief Information Officer, walks Karen Brinson Bell through how Alameda County got RCV up and running in each of those cities. Alameda County RCV Resources are available at these links: https://www.acgov.org/rov/rcv/ https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3K2g6lIQMWsd2I0Q1phcW1rM3M Transcript:...

Duration:00:25:55

Testifying on Ranked Choice Voting

2/27/2019
Ranked choice voting legislation, like all pieces of legislation, goes through committee hearings where policymakers hear testimony from experts, activists, and members of the public. In this episode, George Gilbert, Karen Brinson Bell, and Chris Hughes discuss what it's like to testify about ranked choice voting in front of those committees. Karen Brinson Bell's testimony to the New York City Charter Revision Commission: https://youtu.be/ZqHGtIlgP-Y?t=644 George Gilbert's testimony to the...

Duration:00:22:00

Drafting Effective Ranked Choice Voting Legislation

1/31/2019
Dave O'Brien, Staff Attorney at FairVote, joins Chris Hughes to talk about drafting effective ranked choice voting legislation. Link to resource mentioned in this episode: Colorado's RCV Regulations: https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/rule_making/CurrentRules/8CCR1505-1/Rule26.pdf Episode Transcript: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Le5FZs4eNUu6MreEI8d8rCDu9629VMER

Duration:00:22:43

The Politics of RCV Implementation

12/19/2018
Steven John Mulroy, University of Memphis law professor and ranked choice voting activist in Memphis, takes Chris Hughes through the last 10 years of trials and tribulations for RCV in Memphis. Commercial Appeal story on RCV in Memphis: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2018/11/07/instant-runoff-voting-memphis-shelby-county-midterm-election/1858041002/ Ballotpedia Report on Non-Majority Wins: https://ballotpedia.org/Noteworthy_third_party_candidates_in_the_2018_elections Steve's...

Duration:00:25:02

Serving Military and Overseas Voters with RCV

11/20/2018
Isaac Cramer, Absentee Coordinator for the Charleston County Board of Elections, talks with Karen Brinson Bell about how Charleston County uses RCV ballots to enfranchise their military and overseas voters. 2006 South Carolina RCV Ballot: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3K2g6lIQMWseU9STGdsT1lsLWs South Carolina RCV for UOCAVA Law: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3K2g6lIQMWsRk1lZ2UxS1hwMEk Your Vote, Our Veterans Program: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/bevr/vets-about.php...

Duration:00:21:35

Securing Ranked Choice Voting Elections

10/30/2018
Karen Brinson Bell, George Gilbert, and Chris Hughes talk about how to secure RCV elections using post-election audits. Resources mentioned in this episode include: RCVRC Audits Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzF-KEMJsHc Chris's Audits White Paper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VSgf4O3AavBHuNT-K9diWIN_99rUvyC_/view NCSL on Post-Election Audits: http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/post-election-audits635926066.aspx Verified Voting: http://verifiedvoting.org/...

Duration:00:21:04

Voter-Focused RCV in Minneapolis

9/27/2018
Casey Carl, City Clerk of Minneapolis, tells us about ranked choice voting in his city: how ballots get counted, how voters learn about their elections, and what Minneapolis is doing next with RCV. To see materials from Minneapolis's elections, check out their website at http://vote.minneapolismn.gov/. Episode Transcript: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Y11WLXHb1_Olmmnrb2S_dlA-wcHi2l7T

Duration:00:25:35

Back to Ranked Choice Voting Basics

8/28/2018
In this episode of RCV Clips, Karen Brinson Bell and Connie Schmidt get back to basics: covering why RCV is used, where it’s used, how voters mark their ballots, how voters learn about RCV, and how RCV gets counted. Visuals always help, so here’s some example ballots, example voter education, and illustrations of how single-winner RCV gets counted. Minneapolis Ballot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3K2g6lIQMWsYkNRYXFxZElLeEk/view Maine Ballot:...

Duration:00:14:48

Maine's Statewide RCV Election at the Local Level

7/27/2018
Kathy Montejo, City Clerk of Lewiston, Maine, sits down with Karen Brinson Bell to discuss the ins and outs of how local election administrators prepared for Maine's statewide RCV election in June. Resources mentioned in this episode include: Lewiston's Video on How to Mark a Ballot Using RCV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HPD37tMbgU Lewiston How RCV Works Flyer: https://drive.google.com/open?id=19WgWHCbZ42eXAjECJ1CxlAKwKoAdsHo4 Secretary of State Dunlap One-Hour Presentation at Lewiston...

Duration:00:15:37