Tag: ranked choice voting

  • Can California’s top-two primary handle the race for Feinstein’s seat? Don’t count on it

    By Steven Hill, Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2023

    California‘s Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the oldest member of Congress, announced her retirement this week effective next year, which will end a remarkable career of leading on key issues such as gun control and environmental protection. In a less polarized era, her moderate politics sometimes allowed her to bridge the gap between the parties on tough issues.…

  • Why electoral systems matter: a thought experiment

    By Steven Hill, DemocracySOS, June 24, 2022

    What’s this? The same votes cast through different electoral systems can elect completely different representatives?

    Imagine a mythical city in the heartland, which is seeking a better method to ensure that all of its residents in their “multi-everything” city feel like they have adequate political representation and a vested interest in participating in a healthy society.…

  • On RCV, NYC’s BOE is MIA

    By Steven Hill, NY Daily News, June 3, 2021

    The Board of Elections is taking way too long to tabulate ranked-choice voting results

    Election officials in New York City are unnecessarily withholding crucial election results from the public regarding the races for mayor, comptroller, City Council and other offices. Specifically, they have refused to run the ranked-choice voting (RCV) tally for the 800,000 ballots that, as of this past Friday, were in their possession.…

  • How to avoid a recall meltdown and improve California elections

    by Steven Hill and Larry Diamond, CalMatters, May 4, 2021

    It’s game on for the recall of Gov. Gavin Newsom. The gubernatorial recall in 2003 that struck California like an earthquake seems like ancient history, so here is a quick recap in a bid to help California do it better than the last time.…

  • Social Capitalism in Europe – What America Can Learn

    Interview with Steven Hill, You Don’t Have to Yell podcast, November 12, 2020

    What if the mission of America’s economic engine was to elevate the quality of life for all, as opposed to simply grow profits and GDP? Author and political reformer Steven Hill discusses how this has worked in Europe, and how the choice we make between a stronger safety net and economic growth is a false one.…