Better Elections Are Possible


“Partisans’ chief interest is in proving that the other party is despicable — in ramping up fear, hatred and the negative polarization that is the central feature of contemporary American politics…

The good news is that we don’t have to live with this system. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says there have to be only two parties. There’s nothing in the Constitution about parties at all. There’s not even anything in the Constitution mandating that each congressional district have only one member and be represented by one party. We could have a much fairer and better system with the passage of a law.

The way to do that is through multimember districts and ranked-choice voting.”

— David Brooks in “One Reform to Save America”
New York Times

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Ranked Choice Voting

Our Solution

Our Solution

Ranked choice voting gives every voter a meaningful vote.

The Problem

The Problem

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

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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.

Study Shows Voter Pre-Registration Has Positive Impact on Youth Turnout

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.

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Voters' Second Choices Help Choose London Mayor

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.

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How Few Votes It Takes to Become a Presumptive Nominee

Rob Richie

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have effectively wrapped up their nomination contests. A rundown of the votes it took to do so is revealing -- each has won the votes of about one in 20 eligible voters so far.

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