Election Reforms

As a founding member of Our Revolution, Prince George’s Co, Md, I fully support Special elections in the General Assembly (2021 –
HB0265 (SB 6).
  1. Overturn FEC vs. Citizens United (2010) Microsoft Word – 116th Congress – Democracy for All Amendment – Background (house.gov)
  2. Ranked Choice Voting – According to FairVote, Maine (and now Alaska this year) are the only U.S. states to currently use a ranked-choice voting system. But 18 U.S. cities, including Minneapolis and San Francisco, already use a ranked-choice system, too. The Academy Awards and many student government elections also use ranked-choice voting, and several states plan to use it in their upcoming Democratic primaries or caucuses. Among the countries that have implemented ranked-choice systems nationwide are Australia, New Zealand, Malta and Ireland. https://rcvmaryland.org/
  3. Publicly Financed Elections –

Today, 14 states provide some form of public financing option for campaigns. Each of these plans require the candidate to accept public money for his or her campaign in exchange for a promise to limit both how much the candidate spends on the election and how much they receive in donations from any one group or individual. This chart contains additional details on these 14 states. 

These options are frequently limited, applying only to certain types of candidates. 

Governor/Lieutenant GovernorState Legislative OfficesState Supreme Court/Other
Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Rhode Island, VermontArizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, MinnesotaNew Mexico, West Virginia
(taken from ncsl.org )
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