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Join the FairVote Minnesota #RankYourVote 2013 education team!
Duration: Immediately, through Nov. 5
Hours: 10-20 weekly
Stipend: $500-$1,000, depending on start date
Closing date: Open until positions filled
Larry Jacobs and Joanne Miller are well-respected professors of political science. But the science seemed to be lacking from their recent commentary on ranked-choice voting (Ranked choice could diminish equality, Aug. 7).
They were quick to suggest that RCV disenfranchises certain voters. But they did so with only the flimsiest of evidence a practice to which we are by now well-accustomed with regard to this topic.READ MORE
Open letter to the community: Ranked Choice Voting gives communities of color more opportunities
July 25, 2013 (Minneapolis) -- After a successful, widely praised Ranked Choice Voting rollout in 2009, the city of Minneapolis is gearing up for an even better municipal election this yearwith faster tabulation of RCV results.
The People v. the Plutocrats and Political Scientists
City should see earlier ranked-choice resultsSomething refreshing is happening in the contest to determine who will be the next mayor of Minnesotas largest city: The candidates are engaged in a discussion about the future of the city. Rather than constantly attacking fellow opponents, each candidate is competing to share his or her vision for the kind of city Minneapolis can become over the next four years.
We are fortunate that the election will take place in the context of ranked-choice voting. However, most of our electoral system has a disease that ranked-choice voting can cure.
Minneapolis, June 13, 2013 -- How do you know when a political movement truly has momentum?
Ballot errors are nothing new, and all but one was corrected and counted.READ MORE
Minneapolis (May 20, 2013) -- Hats off to the participants in the DFLs Ward 5 convention in Minneapolis on Saturday, who used Ranked Choice Voting in their first round of balloting.