Better Elections Are Possible

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When you combine single-member districts into bigger multi-member districts, the picture starts to look quite different. The beauty of multi-member districts is that they allow us to use what FairVote calls “fair representation voting.” 

...Imagine if Netroots Democrats or Tea Party Republicans made an impact not by launching primary challenges but by setting up shop as separate political entities. Instead of dragging the major parties to the left or to the right, they’d be able to compete with them on a level playing field. It’d be a bit like the startup world, where venture-backed entrepreneurs routinely take on entrenched incumbents.

 

—Reihan Salam, executive editor of the National Review

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Ranked Choice Voting

The Problem

The Problem

When voters feel like they have to choose between the lesser-of-two-evils, that's not real choice.

Our Solution

Our Solution

Ranked choice voting gives every voter a meaningful vote.

Get Involved

Get Involved

Check out our Activist Toolkit to advocate for better elections with ranked choice voting.

Where it's used

Ranked choice voting is used in cities across the country 

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Quick Takes

FairVote's brief and timely commentary on the latest news.

Court Rules Law Banning Lies in Campaigning Violates First Amendment

Molly Rockett

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a 2014 District Court Ruling that found Ohio's law banning false statements in campaigns in violation of the First Amendment protecting free speech.

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Republican Congressman from WI: Pass the VRA of 2015

Austin Plier

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-R) penned an OpEd in the New York Times today in support of the Voting Rights Act of 2015--of which he is a co-sponsor.

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Major New Mexico Counties Ready For 17-Year-Old Primary Voting

Austin Plier

Several county clerks are planning on letting eligible 17-year-olds vote in the upcoming June presidential primaries, despite some confusion about when the recently passed law goes into effect. Scott Krahling, Doña Ana County’s chief deputy clerk stated, “We can and should allow these people to vote in the primary, and we’re excited to welcome them.”

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