Content Categorized with "Ranked Choice Voting"
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- Posted: August 31, 2015
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, National Popular Vote, Presidential Elections, Reforms, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, Redistricting, Voter Turnout, All Reports, Districts Plus
Comparative Structural Reform presents an extensive assessment of the potential impact of 37 structural reforms to election laws and legislative structures in collaboration with 14 prominent political scholars. Scholars participating in the project are authorities on electoral reform and legislative functionality, with extensive collective expertise and mastery of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of American legislatures, elections and electoral rules. Each of the participating scholars was asked to assess each reform’s impact on 16 different criteria fitting within four topline categories: legislative functionality, electoral accountability, voter engagement, and openness of process. Scholars were compensated for their participation. All scholars responded to all eleven surveys and provided a wealth of insightful comments, new sources, and useful information in addition to their well-considered ratings of each reform.
- Posted: November 17, 2014
- Author(s): Robert Fekete, Rob Richie
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, All Reports
Many states currently use runoff election systems during primaries for statewide federal posts. However, the two-election runoff system leads to high turnout declines and a less representative second election, particularly if there is along time delay between the two elections.
- Posted: September 15, 2014
- Author(s): Sarah John
- Categories: 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: August 21, 2014
- Author(s): , Rebecca Hellmich
- Categories: 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 20, 2014
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting
- Posted: August 12, 2014
- Author(s): Eli Hanson-Metayer, Rob Richie
- Categories: 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.
- Posted: June 11, 2014
- Author(s): Anthony Ramicone, Rob Richie, Drew Spencer
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation
California on June 3rd held its primary elections, which are conducted using a "top two" format. In this analysis, we assess the impact of top two and provide a solution for a way forward.
- Posted: June 6, 2014
- Author(s): Sarah John
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Asia and Oceania, Home, International Elections
Australia's Senate is elected by a method of ranked choice voting that forces voters to rank every candidate on the ballot. But after a variety of quirky minor parties have made their way into the Senate, it might be time to allow voters the freedom to not rank all candidates.