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CfER members at UC Davis helped implement multi-winner ranked choice voting there. Their report two elections later reflects efforts to do this and demonstrates the challenges that emerge. K. D. Weinert of Venice successfully campaigned for use of single-winner ranked-choice voting and Cumulative Voting by the Grassroots Venice Neighborhood Council (an advisory group for local government). Be sure to read his well written report.
A CFER member has convinced Stanford's student government (ASSU) to use ranked-choice voting for the selection of its president and vice president. Here is the story behind that.
Rob Latham made a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation to the Libertarian Party of California.
We try to keep track of schools and groups in California that use or advocate ranked-choice voting and/or proportional representation methods.
The "What is IRV?" pages on this site are designed to be printed out from Internet Explorer. Please do print these, and disseminate widely. A text version is available that can be pasted into email messages. A PDF version of a Cal IRV brochure is available (perfectionists with high-speed connections can try a higher resolution version). Email us if you have trouble printing it.
Other promotional articles are available at the Fairvote, InstantRunoff.com, and links therein. With appropriate permission, you could reprint these in your organization's newsletter. CVD has produced a nice paper brochure, and CfER has many copies of this; contact your local chapter if you want some.
If you can help us create more logos, slogans, brochures, flyers, etc., please do! You can build them from information on this site or add info of your own. We can post it here if you'd like.
In general, please discuss election reform informally with your friends. It's usually very easy to make electoral reform part of a cocktail party conversation. Be sure to mention CfER - and if they are enthusiastic, invite them to join us!
Guide to promoting PR within organizations (Microsoft Word format)
Here are proposed bylaws for a group that wants to use PR. (Microsoft Word format)
Here are cards (Microsoft Word format) that individuals can fill out to express their support for PR.
Here are some ideas on spreading the word to colleges and schools (Microsoft Word format) and a worksheet (Microsoft Word format) to keep track of contacts with a school.