Entries from 2010
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Many voters, not kindergarteners, will be employing their basis counting skills come Election Day. That’s because a number of jurisdictions across the country have adopted Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) also known as ranked choice voting for electing local (and even statewide) offices.
- Posted: October 29, 2010
- Author(s): Brian Bennett
Redistricting: a hot issue on the November ballot
- Posted: October 27, 2010
- Author(s): Jo McKeegan
Gerrymandering, (77 minutes, not rated), will be playing this Friday at the new West End Cinema in DC. The film, which cites FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie and works closely with EndGerrymandering.com, is a nonpartisan look at redistricting efforts
- Posted: October 21, 2010
- Author(s): Right to Vote Blog
- Categories: Right to Vote Amendment, Felon Disenfranchisement
We must elevate the right to vote to the same standing as other fundamental democratic rights, such as freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly. Our vote is our voice. Each day brings new examples of why such protections are needed, which will be frequently chronicled in this blog.
- Posted: October 20, 2010
- Author(s): The Non-Majority Rule Desk, Chris Marchsteiner
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting
As November approaches, several major races for governor and U.S. Senate have three candidates polling in double digits, with no candidate close to a majority. That fact and likely ultimate outcome in several races shows the defects of a plurality, vote-for-one system where the majority can split its votes and lose. But plurality voting also creates an ongoing problem for voters who end up abandoning their true preferences.
- Posted: November 1, 2010
- Author(s): Krist Novoselic
- Categories: Home, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, FairVote
Moving beyond rhetoric and labels, Krist Novoselic, FairVote's Board Chair, discusses ways to reinvigorate the political system.
Krist writes: "We’ve seen voters coalesce around a celebrity candidate, but we could very well soon see a celebrity-initiated new party."