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Reform Fargo is a successful campaign to institute approval voting in the city of Fargo, North Dakota. In 2018, the city adopted approval voting into law, and in 2020, held its first election using approval. Reform Fargo continues to help educate voters on how to use of approval voting, to ensure that future support for the decision remains strong.
History[edit | edit source]
Before approval[edit | edit source]
Campaign[edit | edit source]
"Reform Fargo" was created in 2018 to institute approval voting in the city of Fargo. The ballot initiative passed.
The Reform Fargo campaign needed 1,349 signatures for the ballot measure, and was able to collect 1,923 valid signatures.
The ballot initiative positioned in the City of Fargo itself, including its mayor, four city commissioners, and municipal judge. (It is thus being used for both single-winner and multi-winner elections. Each commissioner is elected at-large, representing the entire city.)
Elections[edit | edit source]
main article: Fargo, North Dakota # Elections
The first election to use approval voting occurred in 2020, as two commissioners' terms expire in June 2020. The terms of the current mayor and the other two commissioners expire in June 2022. The current municipal judge was elected in 2012 and serves four-year terms.
References[edit | edit source]
- https://thefulcrum.us/approval-voting-st-louis "will be used in the next municipal election in 2020"