This year we are offering six exciting sessions that focus on all the necessary steps to build a solid foundation for ranked choice voting in any jurisdiction! You may select sessions that are of individual interest to you or you can attend them all. Please note that you must register for each session individually and you will receive a user-specific link for each session. Questions about or issues with registering can be directed to us through our contact link below.
Ranked choice voting is often mischaracterized, even though it's been around for more than a century. This session seeks to cut through the confusion and get clear information on how administering an RCV election is much like any other election method.
Panelists: the RCVRC team
How does a candidate campaign for an office that's decided using ranked choice voting? What's the experience like? This session features those who have asked to be someone's first choice but if not, their second choice!
Panelists: Doug McCullough, Retired NC Court of Appeals Judge; Betsy Sweet, candidate in the Maine Gubernatorial Primary; Linea Palmisano, Minneapolis City Council; and Grace Ramsey, Director of Outreach for RepresentUs
Our panel of experienced election administrators, elections experts, and advocates will discuss how ranked choice voting gets shepherded through the legislative process
Panelists: Wendy Underhill, Programs Director on Elections and Redistricting for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL); Casey Carl, City Clerk for Minneapolis, MN; Dave O'Brien, Staff Attorney for FairVote; and George Gilbert, Election Administration Consultant for the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center
How do you tell the RCV story? How do you explain it to voters or share with the media? Our panelists will offer their experience conveying messages that may not be easy to understand, developing effective voter education and outreach materials, working with the media, and sharing the message in multiple languages.
Panelists: Bryce McNabb, Filmmaker & Creative Strategist; Kristen Muszynski, Communications Director for Maine Secretary of State; Nancy Lavin, Staff Writer for FairVote; and Maria Perez, Campaigns Manager for Common Cause New Mexico
Take a walk through the data we have on RCV to learn if voters like RCV, if it works as intended, and if it can be sustained as an effective election method for the long haul.
Panelists: Erica Frazier Ph.D, Research Analyst for FairVote
This session features updates on advancements in RCV software, including the RCVRC's universal RCV tabulation software, vendor RCV integration, and election night reporting for RCV.
Panelists: Louis Eisenberg, Software Engineer with Bright Spots; J.P. Heisel, Data and Analytics Services with the City of Minneapolis Information Technology Departments; and George Gilbert, Election Administration Consultant for the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center
We welcome any questions or feedback you might have about the symposium or RCV in general. Please drop us an email and let's chat!
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