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Friday, August 29th, 2008

Brokaw, Olbermann on Why Tuesday?

While I was at the Democratic National Convention earlier this week, some of you told us that Tom Brokaw of NBC News spoke on-air about Why Tuesday? and our efforts to make the state of America’s voting system an issue our elected officials cannot afford to avoid. Well, I found the clip! (more…)

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Why Tuesday? on Colorado Community Radio

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Are you a Boulder (88.5 FM) or Denver (1390 AM) resident? I’ll be on KGNU’s Metro with Maeve Conran, Today at 3:00PM your time. Live elsewhere? Stream it live here. Rob Ritchie of FairVote is her headline guest.

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Voting: Who For, and How?

PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIFORNIA — With the onset of Super Tuesday, the Press has started reporting on Barack Obama’s ability to mobilize new, youth and Independent voters, the other candidates’ advantages among established, older voters, and Hillary Clinton’s advantage among Hispanic and female voters. This week’s issue of TIME Magazine reports that Obama’s campaign tactics are more effective in states with forward-thinking election law. Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada have Same-Day Registration. Florida has early voting, but the DNC has stripped the Sunshine State’s democrats of their delegates, Republicans were able to keep half of theirs. (more…)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

In Larimer, CO, 94% Voter Turnout!

Last week I visited Larimer County, CO Clerk & Recorder Scott Doyle to talk about Vote Centers. Vote Centers have been credited with the 94% voter turnout in Larimer county in the 2004 presidential election. What’s the deal? Watch for more info. (more…)

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

Fields of Opportunity

Flight over Denver

Good morning from Denver. We had a successful trip to Fort Collins, Colorado yesterday. In next Tuesday’s episode of the vlog we’ll look at how County Clerk & Recorder Scott Doyle has worked to increase voter turnout there, and how his Vote Center model does (and doesn’t) transfer effectively to other locales. (more…)

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Enter a Higher State

Sky in Ft. Collins

It’s early. 5:43AM in California. We’re headed to Larimer County, Colorado where in 2004 147,112 out of 157,903 people voted. Unreal, right? We’re going to meet up with County Clerk Scott Doyle and see what the deal is! After that we’re on to Iowa where we’ll be brining the Why Tuesday? Candidate Challenge to the presidential candidates. I’m looking forward to seeing some Larimer blue sky, pictured left. The smoke from the wildfires here has filled the horizon for days. (more…)

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In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

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I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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Sunday would be inconvenient for Christians. We should, 1. Move the voting day to Saturday. 2...

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