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- Posted: September 16, 2014
- Author(s): Claire Daviss
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home
Many consider women's success this week in Massachusetts primaries to be a big step toward gender parity. A closer look at Massachusetts reveals there is still a long way to go. Representation 2020's reforms present opportunities.
- Posted: September 15, 2014
- Author(s): Sarah John
- Categories: Instant Runoff & Ranked Choice Voting, Americas, Home, International Elections
Hot on the heels of electoral reforms last year, small Caribbean island nation Trinidad and Tobago has abandoned plurality voting in favor of runoff voting in its national elections. FairVote is keeping close watch on Trinidad and Tobago, as political parties, legislators and citizens continue to discuss voting systems, including ranked choice voting and fair representation voting, and agitate for reform.
- Posted: September 11, 2014
- Author(s): Rob Richie
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home
Our latest analysis on the proportion of women in the the nation's top 100 cities reveals dramatic disparity. Women are underrepresented in the large majority of U.S. cities. Women are, however, more likely to be represented in city councils that use citywide elections, as opposed to single member districts, to elect at least some of their city council members.
- Posted: September 5, 2014
- Author(s): Sarah John
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Asia and Oceania, Home
Having tentatively thrust off their military dictatorship, Myanmar actively debates adopting Proportional Representation for its legislature.
(Photo Credit: Htoo Tay Zar, Wikicommons)
- Posted: August 21, 2014
- Categories: Instant Runoff & Ranked Choice Voting, National Popular Vote, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home
Fair representation voting and ranked choice systems received significant media attention this month, with several notable publications featuring FairVote’s work and running expert commentary by FairVote staff and allies. Here are some of the highlights.
- Posted: August 12, 2014
- Author(s): Eli Hanson-Metayer, Rob Richie
- Categories: Instant Runoff & Ranked Choice Voting, Home, FairVote
You might think that nothing could be easier than voting for one candidate in an election, but analysis of voter error in California’s Top Two primary system shows surprisingly high rates of invalidated ballots in such vote-for-one elections; much higher than the normal error rate in elections conducted by ranked choice voting.