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- Posted: October 18, 2013
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Reforms, Research & Analysis, Home, 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: Americas, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, International Elections, Home, 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.
- Posted: October 1, 2013
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Congressional Elections, Home
The United States Congress has careened into a government shutdown, and everybody wants to find someone to blame. But in the accusatory frenzy, they're missing the real culprit: the voting rules that drive the political behavior of Congress.
- Posted: October 1, 2013
- Categories: Home
Ranked choice voting has been frequently in the news lately. Minneapolis has an upcoming ranked choice election featuring a broad array of candidates. Meanwhile, New York City is dealing with an expensive runoff election for Public Advocate that would be unnecessary with ranked choice voting. Other cities continue to push to empower their voters to rank candidates instead of being limited to indicating support for only one.
- Posted: August 30, 2013
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas
- Categories: Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Asia and Oceania, Home, International Elections, FairVote, Elections Worldwide
In September 7th's Australian national election, ranked choice voting will allow voters to choose from a wide range of electoral options while eliminating concerns over "spoilers" and wasted votes.
- Posted: August 19, 2013
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas, Matt Sommerfeld
- Categories: Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Middle East and Africa, Research & Analysis, International Elections, Home, FairVote, Elections Worldwide
The addition of proportionally allocated seats in Zimbabwe's parliament is a positive development, but one that has been overshadowed by concerns over the legitimacy of recent elections.
States and local jurisdictions that use runoff elections with sequential balloting seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to respecting the votes of their deployed military and other absentee voters. Ranked choice voting gives these places the best of both worlds.