National RCV Debate 2023

Should elections use ranked-choice voting? Join Braver Angels Thurs Sept 21 @ 6pm MST as they gather a panel of experts to debate “Resolved: Elections should use ranked-choice voting."

Speakers (in alphabetical order):

John Aldrich is the Pfizer, Inc./Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Aldrich is known for several books and articles on various topics including political parties, partisanship, and electoral systems.

Barry Fagin is a Professor of Computer Science and a Senior Fellow at the Independence Institute in Denver, CO. Fagin’s columns have appeared in many newspapers. He is the author of scholarly papers on a wide variety of scientific and social topics, including ranked choice voting.

Scott Kendall is a practicing attorney, former Chief of Staff to the Governor of Alaska, and Senior Advisor at the Institute for Political Innovation. Kendall is known for his work drafting and defending a 2020 Ballot Measure in Alaska. The measure, approved by Alaskan voters, instituted an open primary system and ranked-choice general elections.

John Ketcham is a fellow and director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute. Ketcham has written about the need for electoral reform in New York City where, currently, a version of ranked-choice voting is used for local primary and special elections.

Nathan Lockwood is Executive Director of Rank the Vote. Lockwood was highly involved in the movement for voter choice in Massachusetts. Now, in his role as Executive Director at Rank the Vote, he works with volunteers across the country to fight for ranked-choice voting systems.

Hans von Spakovsky is a Senior Legal Fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Von Spakovsky also serves as Manager of The Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative. In this role, he studies and writes about a variety of topics including voter fraud and voter ID, enforcement of federal voting rights laws, and administration of elections.



September 22, 2023 at 6:00pm - 8pm

Will you come?

Calendar News Research