What is Ranked Choice Voting?

Preferential Ranked-Choice Voting

Maine has implemented ranked choice voting for both its federal and state elections. Localities in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, and half a dozen other states have adopted it for municipal elections. But what is ranked choice voting?

Straight vs. Cumulative Voting

Straight vs Cumulative Voting

One question that frequently challenges the cooperative principles that should be guiding a housing cooperative is the question of cumulative voting vs. straight voting. Both cumulative voting and straight voting are accepted ways to conduct the nomination and election of board members, but the different outcomes they produce could result in different people becoming involved in the management of a cooperative.

Streamlining decision-making in co-op housing votes

Co-Op Voting & Elections

How can an online voting system or electronic voting system help a housing cooperative? Every co-op board runs into voting situations that are nuanced and that’s where the electronic voting provides anonymity, transparency, speed and permanent record needed to make the right decisions.

Giving a voice to those who are silent

Anonymous Feedback

Reticence. It’s a fancy word that means a “reluctance to speak about something” and reticence is often the last thing that a board wants to encounter when asking voters to speak their minds.

Marking down the markup votes

United States House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources Banner

“Laws are like sausages,” is it said. “Best not to see them being made.”
While that may be true for most people, if you’re a member of a conference committee or a subcommittee charged with creating laws, you need to pay close attention to how those laws are made.

Capturing the Vote in your Co-Op

Co-Op Voting & Elections

All cooperatives have at their core the same fundamental principles: The cooperative—or co-op—is owned and managed by its members, all of whom share in the profits or benefits of the co-op itself.

Bullet Voting: A Better Shot at an Election

Bullet Voting

What is bullet voting? Basically, bullet voting—also known as single-shot voting or plump voting—is a tactic used when voters who could vote for multiple candidates actually vote only for the one candidate whom they most want to see among the winners.

Voting Software Solves the Large Voting Pool Problem

Electronic Voting System Hand Vote Replacement

When it comes to voting and accuracy, smaller associations and governing bodies have a decided advantage. Whether voting by voice, ballot or show of hands, it’s unlikely that anyone’s vote will get overlooked or improperly counted.

Ensuring the Accuracy and Security of Political Nominations

The nominating process for political office is, in many places, mired in traditions that don’t lend themselves to efficient and accurate voting.

With Voting Concerns Growing, Security is More Important than Ever

Electronic Voting Security

As we gradually learn more and more about the extent to which foreign governments might have tampered with the 2016 election in the United States, governments and organizations that depend on voting are understandably concerned about how they’ll be affected by ongoing security issues.

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