From May 2019 through November 2020, The Alternative Voting Subcommittee of the Election Integrity Caucus of the Democratic Party of Oregon was convened to study alternatives to plurality voting for internal party elections. Over 18 months the committee researched voting methods, spoke to and hosted presentations from experts, and conducted a series of pilot elections. At the conclusion of the project the committee put out a comprehensive research report.

The project began with research surrounding voting reforms which are being advocated for in Oregon currently, notably Ranked Choice Voting and STAR Voting, though Approval voting and Score voting were also examined. The study involved dozens of volunteers and thousands of hours to conduct. 


Election Integrity Caucus Alternative Voting Methods Report

May 2019 through November 2020

Pilot: Hand counting RCV, STAR Voting, and Plurality ballots

June 13th and 15th, 2019

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Pilot: Tabulating scanned STAR ballots automatically

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