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Plot Your Politics

Primaries : Welcome to the Jungle

With upcoming state primaries in Washington State and Mississippi, two states with unusual primary systems, I thought I’d take a look at the different primary types that exist in the US, and how your vote counts in each. First off, what does a primary actually do? Primary elections narrow the field of candidates before a…
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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Ben Franklin

What if I told you that you could work to repair American democracy, while simultaneously learning about topics you find interesting? In short, ActiVote needs your voice. While we are highly focused on creating as much high-quality content as possible, there are just too many topics across too broad a spectrum in American politics for…
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Ranked Choice Voting

In 1992, Bill Clinton won the presidency with an overwhelming majority in the electoral college: 370 of 538 electoral votes, but only 43% of the popular vote. His main opponent, President Bush, got 37% and the remaining 168 electoral votes, while Ross Perot got 19% of the popular vote and no electoral votes. After Clinton’s…
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What’s that matrix all about?

This weekend we got a few questions about how we determine the positioning of National Figures in the matrix. Specifically, someone wondered why Kamala Harris was just to the left of Bernie Sanders and whether that would be correct? Also, we got a few general questions about what left-right and top-bottom in the matrix exactly…
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We’re Live!

Today marks the first official day that ActiVote is available on the App Store and Google Play. After months of work, beta tests, and collaboration, we have finally reached a point where we can present a product that we’re really proud of. What makes ActiVote such a unique tool for civic engagement is its versatility.…
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Our Amazing Team

Greetings, everyone! Today marks the second week of ActiVote’s internship program. Last Monday, we all met for the first time. After a short introductory period, we quickly developed a good rapport, and not long thereafter, kicked our project off for the summer. Our first major task was to hunt for bugs — to explore every…
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Unrig the System 2019

Victor and I just got back from the Unrig the System conference in Nashville TN.  It was an amazing non-partisan event with experts and activists from across the political spectrum and from across the country. We learned about what conservatives and liberals alike believe needs to be changed in our system and were inspired by…
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Summer Internship Program

We are very excited to introduce our inaugural summer internship cohort. Studies show that voters under 30 are about 25% less likely to vote than people over 60. But this is changing, young people are becoming more involved in our democracy and we’d like to partner with 3-5 students this summer to join our internship…
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