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Recent Press Releases

  • Ranked choice voting would fix OR’s spoiler problem 

    Oregon’s past statewide and federal elections are full of spoiler candidates and non-majority winners. 

    June 6, 2024 MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Grimes, Sightline Institute,  FULL ARTICLE: Spoiler alert! Majority winners are no guarantee  PORTLAND, OR – Between 2010 and 2022, 31 primary and general elections for federal and statewide offices in Oregon ended without [...] Read more »

  • Election consolidation is a red-blue partisanship puzzle

    Democrats and Republicans swap scripts on the same bills depending what state they’re in — and that could be good news for reformers.

    May 28, 2024 MEDIA CONTACT: Alan Durning, Sightline Institute,  FULL ARTICLE: The Bizarre Red-Blue Politics of Election Consolidation   SEATTLE, WA – Election consolidation (moving local elections to the same November ballot as national elections) boosts turnout more than any [...] Read more »

  • Bellingham pilots parking reform in Old Town’s former scrapyard site

    The neighborhood’s newest building project has more than double the number of homes and less parking than Bellingham’s old code would have required. The rest of the city might follow suit.

    May 6, 2024 MEDIA CONTACT: Catie Gould, Sightline Institute,    FULL ARTICLE: Bellingham’s parking reform pilot pays off  SEATTLE, WA – Decision-makers in Bellingham tried a new concept for developing the city’s industrial Old Town district: they gave builders full [...] Read more »