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- 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
- Author(s): , Rebecca Hellmich
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff 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: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff 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.
- Posted: August 8, 2014
- Author(s): Drew Spencer
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Cumulative Voting, Home, FairVote, All Reports
In July, the city of Santa Barbara became the most recent in a string of California cities being sued under the California Voting Rights Act for diluting the votes of their Latino population. By electing candidates at-large with fair voting, Santa Barbara could remedy any alleged vote dilution in a race neutral way, avoid the pitfalls of redistricting, and encourage the equitable election of women.
- Posted: August 8, 2014
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy , Rob Richie
- Categories: Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, Redistricting, Voting Rights
Florida is facing an electoral quandary as two of its congressional districts have been found to violate the state constitution, and the legislature is redrawing the maps as November elections loom. The legislature does not want to use the new map in 2014, but FairVote's analysis outlines two plans that could resolve the crisis. The better of these plans would also improve the representation of Florida voters in the process.