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- Posted: January 21, 2014
- Author(s): Matthew Bugajski
- Categories: Middle East and Africa, International Elections, Home, Elections Worldwide
Egyptian voters approved a new constitution last week, and Tunisia's National Constituent Assembly is on the verge of passing a new constitution as well. What does that mean for elections in the two fledgling democracies?
Yesterday, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the House of Representatives to give new life to the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the law last June. The bill creates a new coverage formula under Section 4, which, though not perfect, is a clear step in the right direction.
- Posted: January 14, 2014
- Categories: Home
- Posted: January 13, 2014
- Author(s): Devin McCarthy
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, Middle East and Africa, International Elections, Home, Elections Worldwide
Proposals to raise the threshold of election in Israel's proportional representation system have proved controversial. Our innovative ranked choice proposal could remove that controversy.
Ranked Choice Voting Vs. Block Voting: The Effects of Electoral Structure in Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Posted: December 20, 2013
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, FairVote
Ballot data from November's Cambridge City Council election can be used to simulate a vote using block voting, the most common method for the election of city councils in the United States. The results illustrate the value of the Cambridge system for ensuring fair representation of political and ethnic minority groups.
- Posted: November 29, 2013
- Author(s): Rob Richie, Drew Spencer
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting/Instant Runoff Voting, Reforms, Research & Analysis, Home, 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.