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- Posted: November 29, 2013
- Author(s): Drew Spencer, Rob Richie
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Research & Analysis, Home, Reforms, FairVote
If you followed the local elections and the special elections that took place in 2013, you probably heard some stories about ranked choice voting - and there's a good chance they were positive.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Voters Elect City Council and School Committee Using Ranked Choice Voting and Multi-Member Districts
- Posted: November 22, 2013
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas
- Categories: Research & Analysis, Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Home, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, FairVote
Voters in Cambridge, Massachusetts elected a new city government earlier this month, using ranked choice voting in multi-member districts as they have in every municipal election since 1941. This year's contest provides another illustration of the advantages of this system, including fair representation of minorities, reduced negative campaigning, and greater voter satisfaction.
- Posted: November 8, 2013
- Categories: Home
FairVote's leadership in reforming congressional elections with ranked choice voting in multimember districts is gathering attention and support.
- Posted: November 1, 2013
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas
- Categories: Research & Analysis, Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Home, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Elections Worldwide
Cambridge, Massachusetts will elect a new City Council and School Committee on Tuesday through one of the nation's only ranked choice multi-seat electoral systems. The system has unique advantages that lead to fairer and more representative outcomes for the city's voters.
A group of moderate senators, many from states dominated by the opposing party, played a key role in bringing the shutdown to an end. Outdated electoral rules mean that the number of such legislators is on the decline.
The government shut down because our winner-take-all system elected a polarized Congress with no incentive to compromise. To end the cycle of government-by-crisis and elect a more representative Congress, we need ranked choice voting in multi-seat districts for Congress.
- Posted: October 18, 2013
- Author(s): Drew Spencer
- Categories: Research & Analysis, Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Home, Reforms, FairVote
In 2008, Oregon voters rejected a ballot initiative for a Top Two system by a nearly two-to-one vote. In 2014, Top Two may be back on the ballot, but this time tied to a famous Oregonian name and with a twist.
- Posted: October 17, 2013
- Author(s): Matt DeWilde
- Categories: Home, Americas, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, International Elections, Elections Worldwide
Trinidad and Tobago has always elected its legislature using a winner-take-all system, but a new bill is bringing proportional representation to the island nation.