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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.

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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.

    The Great Middle School Election of 2019

    The Great Middle School Election of 2019

    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: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pgFY1ErJOisTs6uqT8Ds901EXyXJjoK2
    Introducing Ranked-Choice Voting Ballots: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CRG1dHBM6GEa08B82eTsJWzN7Zp77CHY/view

    • 33 min
    So How Does RCV Work, Again?

    So How Does RCV Work, Again?

    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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3K2g6lIQMWsRlZNWkVFd2NNQUk/view
    Single-winner counting process: www.rankedchoicevoting.org/single_seat
    Multi-winner counting process: https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/how_multi_seat_rcv_works

    Additional resources on single- and multi-winner RCV are available at these links:
    ABCs of RCV webinar: youtu.be/GrS1goTVJew
    Multi-winner RCV webinar: youtu.be/D9PWS3iLneM
    RCV in 2019 Webinar: https://www.rankedchoicevoting.org/rcv_in_2019
    On Cambridge's 70 year history of multi-winner RCV: fairvote.app.box.com/v/fair-rep-cambridge-effects
    History of Multi-Winner RCV in New York City: fairvote.app.box.com/v/PR-in-NYC

    • 21 min
    Voting Rights in Eastpointe, Michigan

    Voting Rights in Eastpointe, Michigan

    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

    • 32 min
    The Universal RCV Tabulator, v1.0.1

    The Universal RCV Tabulator, v1.0.1

    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

    • 11 min
    The RCVRC Mid-Year Recap

    The RCVRC Mid-Year Recap

    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

    • 19 min
    Hand Counting RCV in St. Paul

    Hand Counting RCV in St. Paul

    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

    • 18 min

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