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  • Key Facts About Texas Primary Elections on March 4

    Voter turnout has been consistently poor in recent elections, particularly in primaries. In the 2012 primaries, Texas turnout was a dismally low 16% of registered voters. We can reverse that trend by taking it upon ourselves to vote. Texas’s congressional and state primaries tomorrow are a good place to start.

  • E-Newsletter July 24 2013

    • Posted: July 25, 2013

    It's been an eventful summer for electoral reform across the country, with FairVote's work grounded in our 2020 reform vision.

  • E-Newsletter June 20, 2013

    • Posted: June 20, 2013

    Announcing our summer panel series in collaboration with NYUDialogues entitled Democracy Next: Voices, Votes & Vision. With our summer panel series we will feature numerous thought leaders, legislators and advocates exploring structural solutions to political gridlock and voting rights challenges. The summer series launches June 27th in Washington DC with the opening panel discussion: Beyond Gerrymandering & Polarization. 

  • FairVote and NYU-DC Launch Democracy Next Series on June 27

    • Posted: June 7, 2013
    • Categories: FairVote

    The launch of the FairVote-NYUDialogues series on Democracy Next: Voices, Votes and Vision  takes place on June 27th, 2013, with a forum featuring three current and former members of Congress. The topic of the forum is Beyond Polarization and Gerrymandering, with a focus on fair representation voting alternatives to winner-take-all elections. Following the forum, FairVote will celebrate 21 years of research and analysis in the effort to reform our electoral system to respect every vote and every voice. Subsequent summer forums will address the right to vote, presidential elections and women's representation.

  • Constitutional Right to Vote Introduced in Congress and Backed in Maryland City

    U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Keith Ellison (D-MN)  announced on May 13th that they will introduce legislation this week to explicitly guarantee the right to vote in the Constitution, while on a local level the city council of Takoma Park, Maryland, unanimously adopted a resolution in support of a right to vote in the Constitution and the creation of a task force to suggest ways to boost voter participation. Takoma Park also will become the first city in the United States to lower the voting age to 16.


  • FairVote Releases Projections for the 2014 Congressional Elections

    As part of its biennial Monopoly Politics series on the overriding dominance of partisanship in controlling the outcomes of American congressional elections, FairVote today released its initial projections for its Monopoly Politics 2014 report. The report projects outcomes in 374 of 435 U.S. House elections in 2014 based on current incumbents seeking re-election. Of those 374 races, FairVote projects 211 to be won by Republicans and 163 to be won by Democrats.

  • Press Release: How FairVote Correctly Projected 333 Congressional Races Last July


    FairVote: the Center for Voting and Democracy, a Maryland-based nonprofit analyzing elections and advocating electoral reform, correctly projected 100% of 333 congressional races more than three months before Election Day.


  • Press Release: We Know 35 States That Will Not be 2016 Swing States

    • Posted: November 7, 2012
    • Categories: FairVote



    FairVote: the Center for Voting and Democracy, a Maryland based nonprofit analyzing elections and advocating for electoral reform, has issued a series of analyses of presidential elections that started with its 2005 report explaining the sharp decline in competitive presidential "battlegrounds" over the past three decades.



  • E-Newsletter November 5, 2012

    It's Monday, November 5: one day to Election Day, the culmination of a presidential election marathon that started well before the Iowa caucuses last January. We obviously hope every eligible voter on this list participates -- and joins us in a lasting commitment to the right to vote by participating in our Promote Our Vote campaign, building a movement to establish an affirmative right to vote in the Constitution, grounded in local efforts to protect voting rights and boost participation.

  • E-Newsletter October 24, 2012

    We're in the final two weeks of the election, and there's a lot going on in states across the nation as we approach a hugely important election. News from FairVote includes: Krist live on CSPAN,, Electoral Dysfunction...