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Last month we talked about how hard it was for places like Lifehacker do their polling correctly. If you're using plurality, chances are it's not right. Let them know by tweeting to @Lifehacker. Tell them no more plurality polling!

While we're still doing the slow grind to get approval voting implemented for government positions in the US—Colorado seems to have the most fertile ground so far—we have seen approval voting used in issue elections. And Portland was the most recent.

Portland just proposed to use approval voting to select how to do its street fund. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see it in action as the issue was tabled. Interestingly, the entire state of Oregon used approval voting in 1990. Then, it gave voters five different options to vote on for school financing.

In additional news, we've put out our organization's strategic plan, which you can find on our transparency page. Feel free to check it out! It's a living document, so you'll see it change over time.

Did you donate this year? If you were among those that did, we e-mailed out your tax letter this month. If you were expecting one and didn't get it, please contact us. Thanks for your support!

Finally, we want to welcome our new co-lead developer on our approval voting polling project, Ashima Athri. Welcome to our programming team and we look forward to your leadership!


  • Want to help us throw the CES brand on online polling? Join us at our Github page here.
  • You can find other opportunities at our volunteer page. We're focusing extra hard at recruiting for accounting as well as university student group coordinators.

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Portland Considers Approval Voting

Oregon keeps experimenting with the idea of approval voting. Portland takes its turn.

Has the Baseball Hall of Fame learned their lesson since our Deadspin article?

Maine's Train Wreck Election

Here's a second look at Maine's disastrous gubernatorial plurality election.

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