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

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.

On MLK Day, Democratic Innovations Can Further Advance Voting Rights

by Paul Murphy

On Monday, January 16th, our country honors the life and service of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His work to make our democracy more inclusive and representative continues today.

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It’s Official: Ranked Choice Voting Becomes Law in Maine

by Michelle C. Whittaker

Ranked choice voting officially went into law in Maine. Maine is the first state to adopt ranked choice voting for primary and general statewide elections for governor, U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and the state legislature.

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Contrasting the Election Integrity Index with Dubious Democracy

by Theodore Landsman

The Election Integrity Project recently released its U.S. Perceptions of Election Integrity (PEI) Survey results for 2016. News stories about their release immediately focused on the 7/100 score for North Carolina on the fairness of its district boundaries, the lowest score on this metric any state has ever received.

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