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Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Maine
Source City of Portland
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This ordinance outlines how members of the Portland City Council shall be elected, and discusses the respective duties, powers, and tenure of office for each position. It also states that the City of Portland will use ranked choice voting, or instant runoff voting, for the election...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source People's Action
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development
In order to build a strong, progressive populist movement in the United States, it is necessary to strengthen the integrated voter engagement capacity in rural areas and small towns in alignment with progressive organizing efforts in metropolitan areas. This report shares key data...

Type Ordinance
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City of Minneapolis
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This document establishes ranked-choice voting for all municipal elections in Minneapolis. Ranked-choice voting is an election method in which voters rank candidates for an office in order of their preference. This chapter also outlines the procedures for tabulating votes, ties, reporting...

Type Ordinance
Year 2002
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This amendment to the San Francisco County Charter calls for instant runoff balloting for municipal elections for the November 5th, 2002 election and all subsequent elections for the offices of Mayor, Sheriff, District Attorney, Treasurer, Assessor-Recorder, Public Defender and members...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Faith in Action
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
The goal of Integrated Voter Engagement (IVE) is to build year-round organizations in cities and states that have an organized constituency of people who register to vote, turnout to vote, mobilize others into political activity, and hold their elected officials accountable through...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level County
State(s) All States
Source SiX Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Now, more than ever, the strength of our democracy is not something we can take for granted. Our democracy works only as long as people participate and believe in our election systems. To that end, we need to ensure that our system of registration and voting is modern, secure, and...

Type Ordinance
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City of Saint Paul
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This document establishes ranked-choice voting for municipal elections for mayor and council member. Ranked-choice voting is an election method in which voters rank candidates for an office in order of their preference. This chapter outlines the ballot formats and tabulation centers...

Type Ordinance
Year 1997
Level County
State(s) Minnesota
Source Ramsey County Board of Commissioners
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This ordinance requires committees and candidates to file a campaign finance report within 14 days of having donations or reimbursements in excess of $750. The campaign or committee must continue to file reports before January 31st, and for candidates who will appear on the ballot...

Type Ordinance
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of San Leandro
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Ranked choice voting is an election system in which voters rank the candidates for office in order of preference, and the ballots are counted in rounds that simulate a series of runoffs until one candidate receives a majority of votes. This ordinance establishes ranked choice voting...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source FairVote
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
Safe districts are the electoral districts which are regarded as “secure” for a certain political party or candidate to win. In a winner-take-all system, the votes of people who have a mix of political viewpoints or prefer a different political party are insufficient to elect anyone....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source FairVote
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report summarizes the preliminary findings of a study into the impact of the introduction of ranked choice voting (RCV) on candidate spending in city elections in the Bay Area of California. It finds that RCV did not significantly impact candidate spending on its own, but it...

Type Ordinance
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source Portland City Council
Policy Areas Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
This ordinance amends the Campaign Finance Act ('Act') to ensure that: the contribution limits applicable to those doing business with the city apply for an entire election cycle, meaning a primary and general election, and not for each election; the new matching level of 6:1 up to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report identifies many obstacles that keep immigrant communities from participating in Seattle's civic and political life. It highlights five general areas of concern and developed a series of practical recommendations that the mayor's office can embrace to help address these...

Type Ordinance
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This local law adjusts contribution limits, prohibits certain types of donations from being matched by public funds. This law also implements new campaign funding requirements for entities doing business with the city. ...

Type Resolution
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) New Mexico
Source Albuquerque City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This resolution proposes the enactment of voluntary limits on campaign spending and equal public financing of campaigns for elections. Participating candidates for Mayor and Council shall voluntarily limit their campaign spending in order to receive an equal amount of public financing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level County
State(s) All States
Source State Innovation Exchange
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
Our registration and voting system generally works well, but in the age of computers, modernizing our outdated, paper-based voter registration system is just common sense. A system of automatic voter registration (AVR) is a small but important change that would replace our current...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance
A wide array of policies to increase voter participation should be adopted by state governments, including automatic voter registration, same-day registration, expansion of early voting and no-fault absentee and vote by mail statutes, voter registration modernization, and restoration...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Faith in Action
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Health, Transportation & Mobility, Education
In order to improve the health of Americans, policymakers must expand the focus around health to include the socioeconomic and environmental factors that affect an individual’s and a community’s health. This report addresses the factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle and community;...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2005
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source FairVote
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report analyzes Santa Clara's proposed ranked-choice election system. The results indicate that once RCV is in place, it will provide better representation for people of color and ensure all voters in the city would have a stronger say in election results than they would be...

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
The influence of big money on politics has undermined American Democracy at the national, state, and local level. Today, wealthy elites and businesses have a disproportionate impact on who runs, who is elected, and what issues are debated. ProGov21's updated Election Finance Roadmap...

Type Ordinance
Year 2004
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Florida
Source Alachua County Board of Commissioners
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This ordinance caps campaign contributions at $250 for local elected offices including county commissioner, sheriff, and supervisor. It also requires candidates to submit financial reports prior to election day, and establishes time frames within which candidates may accept contributions....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source City of Ferndale
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This ordinance from Ferndale, MI establishs the use of Ranked Choice Voting in local elections....

Type Ordinance
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source New York City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
This local law prohibits candidates from receiving donations from entities or individuals doing business with the city, introduces new restrictions on campaign expenditures, and creates enforcement mechanisms for these regulations. ...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Housing, Public Safety, Democracy & Governance
A notice to new tenants summarizing key voting information including election dates and registration options....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source FairVote
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
A primary runoff election is held if no candidate surpasses the necessary threshold for victory in the initial primary election. Voter awareness of the system and a dip in enthusiasm following the initial primary has resulted in a trend of voter turnout dropping in the runoff election....

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