Your web browser is out of date. Update your browser for more security, speed and the best experience on this site.

Update your browser
From the States

North Dakota Senate fails to override Governor’s veto of ranked-choice voting ban

by Staff Report

A bill banning ranked-choice voting (HB1273) passed both chambers of the North Dakota Legislature before being vetoed by Governor Doug Burgum. The governor referred to the bill as an “egregious example of state overreach” that “blatantly infringes on local control.” This is odd, since it is state governments that establish local governments. States have both the power and responsibility to provide for reasonably uniform elections that protect the rights of all state residents.

The North Dakota House of Representatives succeeded in overriding the governor's veto, but the Senate failed to do the same, meaning North Dakota won’t follow Idaho and South Dakota's lead in banning RCV this legislative session. Florida and Tennessee have also banned RCV.

While no locales in the state currently use RCV (the city of Fargo uses a related system called “approval voting” for certain elections), without legislation banning it, cities and counties could eventually use it in local elections.

For Immediate Release

Kentucky becomes the sixth state to ban ranked-choice voting

by Staff

Ranked-Choice Voting News Roundup - April 2024

by Staff

For Immediate Release

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin vetoes ranked-choice voting bill

by Staff

From the States

Have we reached peak RCV?

by Harry Roth

Join the Fight

Help us defeat the push for Ranked-Choice Voting.