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2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News2019 Sees Tremendous Surge in Ranked Choice Legislation Nationwide | Independent Voter News

ranked choice voting (RCV) has been a key part of this conversation in state legislatures from Massachusetts to Hawaii. RCV has made the agenda on 14 states and counting. The bills vary in their scope and history: those in in Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois

Independent Voter Project Conference Sparks Controversy Over IVN.us Funding | Independent Voter NewsIndependent Voter Project Conference Sparks Controversy Over IVN.us Funding | Independent Voter News

Conference in Hawaii. Also in attendance were representatives from key business sectors including energy, high tech, bio tech, and manufacturing. The stated goal of the annual conference is to create a space for open dialogue and candid policy discussion

79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News79% of State Legislative Incumbents Had No Primary Opposition this Year | Independent Voter News

states with the highest percentages of Democratic incumbents in contested primaries in 2020 were. West Virginia. , Washington. , Hawaii. , California. , and. Tennessee. In four states—. Idaho. , Nebraska. , North Dakota. , and. Utah. —there were no

Putting Service Above Self: Tulsi Gabbard Takes Break from Campaign for Military Service | Independent Voter NewsPutting Service Above Self: Tulsi Gabbard Takes Break from Campaign for Military Service | Independent Voter News

looking forward to being able to fulfill my service and my responsibility.". Gabbard talks about the training exercise in Indonesia she and the Hawaii National Guard will be conducting. She also talks about the state of US foreign policy and what service

Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Headed to Maine Governor's Desk | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Headed to Maine Governor's Desk | Independent Voter News

US House and Senate general elections. Ranked choice voting is slated to be used in two Democratic caucuses (Iowa and Nevada) and 4 Democratic primaries (Alaska, Hawaii, Kansas, and Wyoming) in the 2020 presidential election. Maine, however, could be the

Beware The Harvest: What Tops the 6 Downsides of an All-Mail Election | Independent Voter NewsBeware The Harvest: What Tops the 6 Downsides of an All-Mail Election | Independent Voter News

by mail: Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington. It took them many years to develop their systems, safeguards and capacity to make such all-mail-in elections possible. There are a few salient problems with this national push to move ballots to the

Fact Check: Can Mail-In Ballots Be Sent to the Wrong Address? | Independent Voter NewsFact Check: Can Mail-In Ballots Be Sent to the Wrong Address? | Independent Voter News

distinction from "everyone") a ballot without a request. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Colorado, Hawaii, Utah, Washington and Oregon were already vote-by-mail states. But now California, Nevada and Vermont will also automatically send ballots to registered voters

Opinion: Ranked Choice Voting Must Be A Part of the Coronavirus Elections Fix | Independent Voter NewsOpinion: Ranked Choice Voting Must Be A Part of the Coronavirus Elections Fix | Independent Voter News

front of us: Expand early voting by mail as well as. ranked-choice voting. Five Democratic contests this year — in Nevada last month and. Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii and Kansas later this spring. — allowed voters who cast ballots early to rank their favorite

4 Reasons Tulsi Gabbard Could Shock the Media, Party Establishment | Independent Voter News4 Reasons Tulsi Gabbard Could Shock the Media, Party Establishment | Independent Voter News

approved partisan talking points. There is one anti-establishment candidate, however, who might be immune to the two-party playbook of presidential politics: Tulsi Gabbard. A congresswoman from Hawaii, Gabbard has an altogether unique resume that has the

Ranked Choice Voting in Presidential Primaries: Higher Turnout, More Choice, Greater Confidence | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting in Presidential Primaries: Higher Turnout, More Choice, Greater Confidence | Independent Voter News

Alaska, Wyoming, Kansas, and Hawaii transitioned from caucuses to all-mail RCV primaries, the combination resulting in a spike in turnout: Source: FairVote. Kansas, in particular, is a noteworthy success story, seeing as turnout increased nearly 300% from the