Better Elections Are Possible


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.

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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Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Felon Voting Ban

by Peter Jarka-sellers

This morning the Iowa State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the state’s lifetime ban on voting for anyone convicted of a felony was allowed under the state’s constitution.

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