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WASHINGTON — From ballot boxes in California to polling stations in Maine, from counties in Oregon to cities in Florida: more and more voters across the nation will rank their preferred candidates during this year’s elections.

Democrats in Congress and election reform advocates hope the increasing adoption of the candidate-ranking system will draw attention to a stalled House bill that would implement the procedure for federal races nationwide.

“It’s one of these unique moments in time when having significant changes in the United States electoral system… is achievable. I wouldn’t be surprised if major changes happened,” said Rob Richie, executive director of FairVote, an advocacy organization campaigning for widespread adoption of ranked choice voting.

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