As long as we have single-member districts, it is inevitable that some group of people will be disadvantaged by the lines we draw, whether or not the line-drawers have sinister motives.
The beauty of multi-member districts is that they allow us to use what FairVote calls “fair representation voting."
~ Reihan Salam
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Last week, the Arlington County Democratic Committee held a caucus to nominate two candidates for the November general election for School Board. As FairVote has highlighted in the past, Arlington Democrats have used ranked choice voting on several occasions to nominate candidates for local office.Read More
by Austin Plier
Scholars from Duke University researched the impact of voter pre-registration on turnout among young voters. The scholars found that pre-registration increases the probability that young voters will participate in elections between 2 and 13 percentage points. FairVote was among the first national organizations to originally support the reform, and continues to maintain a set of helpful resources for those who want to learn more.Read More
by Sarah John
In a high turnout election, voters in London, England, headed to the polls yesterday to choose their mayor and city legislature. The city uses a “supplementary vote” system, in which voters indicate their first and second choice for mayor. If no candidate wins a majority of voters’ first choices, an instant runoff between the two candidates with the most votes takes place.Read More