Content Categorized with "Fair Voting/Proportional Representation"
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- Posted: June 11, 2014
- Author(s): Anthony Ramicone, Rob Richie, Drew Spencer
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation
California on June 3rd held its primary elections, which are conducted using a "top two" format. In this analysis, we assess the impact of top two and provide a solution for a way forward.
- Posted: May 20, 2014
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, FairVote
The 2014 primary season is well underway. Seven states and the District of Columbia have already held their primaries, with six more voting today, and many more will be holding primaries over the next few weeks. Primaries typically get little coverage, but they are one of the most important – and problematic – aspects of the American electoral system.
- Posted: May 5, 2014
- Author(s): Rais Akbar
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home, Voting Rights
The Voting Rights Act has been critical for protecting voting rights since its passage in 1965. But as a recent case in Texas shows, preconditions that assume the use of single-member districts prevent the VRA from being used to its full effect.
- Posted: April 30, 2014
- Author(s): Drew Spencer
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Events and Awards, Home, FairVote
This past Tuesday, FairVote had the opportunity to present on FairVote’s key reforms to a group of Elderhostelers (now called “Road Scholars”), on winner-take-all, polarization, partisan bias, and the fair voting solution.
- Posted: March 20, 2014
- Author(s): Kevin Werner
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Asia and Oceania, Research & Analysis, Home, International Elections, Elections Worldwide
Tasmanian House of Assembly elections have been decided using ranked choice voting in multi-member districts for over 100 years. This year's contest once again demonstrated the value of such systems for ensuring fair representation for voters of all stripes, even as a significant shift in power occurred.
- Posted: February 21, 2014
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy , Christopher Zieja
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home, Redistricting
Nowhere in the United States are the pernicious effects of gerrymandering and winner-take-all, single-member districts more clearly visible than in the South. In the line of states running from Louisiana to Virginia, congressional races are nearly universally uncompetitive, Democrats are systematically disadvantaged, and African Americans are underrepresented in spite of the Voting Rights Act.
Through the use of sample maps, this report examines the impact that different redistricting criteria would have on partisan and racial representation in the South.
- Posted: February 20, 2014
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, All Reports
Cambridge, Massachusetts is the only municipality in the United States to elect its city council through the at-large form of ranked choice voting, a form of fair representation voting. This report examines the effects of this system on the city’s 2013 city council and school committee elections, with a particular focus on comparing the outcome of the city council contest with the results of a simulated election using an alternative system: winner-take-all block voting.