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Democracy depends on the voices of everybody, not just the wealthy and well-connected. Through its research and advocacy, FairVote has fought to ensure that the voices of women, racial minorities, and low-income Americans are heard in the halls of power. American government should reflect the incredible diversity in our country, and the team at FairVote works every day to bring this goal to fruition.


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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.

Newt Gingrich Wins Vice Presidential RCV Straw Poll

by Jeremy Seitz-brown

The “Veepstakes” are nearing a close, with Donald Trump expected to announce his vice presidential selection by the end of the week and Hillary Clinton expected to announce her selection sometime next week. In an online RCV poll conducted by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) Newt Gingrich emerged victorious, winning 40% of votes in the first round and 64% in the final round.

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UK Conservative Party's Leadership Election Functions Like a Ranked Choice Voting Election

by Michael Patison

Very closely simulating a ranked choice voting election, Conservative MPs voted in a series of ballots to eventually elect Theresa May as leader of the party and replace David Cameron as Prime Minister.

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Abner Mikva, Fair Representation Voting Champion, Has Died

by Rob Richie

Abner Mikva died on July 4th, our nation's Independence Day. Judge Mikva had a storied career, including time as a federal judge, Member of Congress and White House counsel.

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