FairVote’s advisory committees are comprised of former members of its Board of Directors and others who help to ground and stretch our vision for American democracy. Program-specific advisory committees enable FairVote staff to be in regular contact with leading experts and stakeholders on a range of projects.
FairVote has an advisory committee comprised primarily of former members of its Board of Directors.
FairVote has assembled a team of academic advisers with whom we work closely on issues relating to ranked choice voting. They are currently taking the lead in implementing a research project into the potential impact of RCV on the tone and substance of campaigns for which we received $300,000 from the Democracy Fund.
At a March 2014 workshop from Stanford University's Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective, eight ranked choice voting academic advisers and FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie gave presentations on electoral system reform in the U.S. Find more details on Rob Richie's presentation in the report, "Applying Ranked Choice Voting to Congressional Elections." Jack Nagel presented two papers at the workshop: one on ingredients conducive to successful electoral reform and one on importing mixed member proportional systems to the U.S. Caroline Tolbert and Todd Donovan presented findings from our Democracy Fund-backed research project on the impact of ranked choice voting on civility, the highlights of which are summarized in the same report on "Applying Ranked Choice Voting to Congressional Elections."
Here are the members of our advisory committee.
Representation2020's Leadership Circle Provides regular guidance on programs and publications, meeting at least once a year to discuss Representation2020's goals and progress. See more information on Representation2020's full Leadership Circle at the Representation2020 website.
FairVote's Promote Our Vote project is governed by the staff and board of directors of FairVote. Promote Our Vote's Leadership Circle provides regular advice and is offered an opportunity to meet at least once every year to discuss the work and its progress. Find the full list of Promote Our Vote Advisory Committee members at the Promote Our Vote website.