The polarization crisis can be resolved without resorting to constitutional changes. FairVote’s proposals that most directly speak to this problem zero in on key statutory laws for how we hold elections and how we structure rules in legislative chambers:
U.S. House Elections and State Legislatures: We are building support for the Ranked Choice Voting Act. It would make three key changes:
State legislatures also would benefit from ranked choice voting, ideally in multi-winner districts or in combination with reforms to primaries such as the Top Four primary.
Elections for Governor and U.S. Senate: We support ranked choice voting in these elections.
Legislative Rules: We support rules that give every legislator a voice, such as ensuring every bill gets a committee hearing, every bill with a basic level of support gets a floor vote, and every chamber leader is elected in a secret ballot by the whole chamber, not just one party’s caucus.