by Jessica Kincaid // June 13, 2014 //
Mayors of nearly half of America’s 22 largest cities were elected by fewer than one in five registered voters – and in two of these cities more than nine in ten registered voters stayed home.
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.
by Grace Ramsey // June 11, 2014 //
Instant runoff voting is the best option for conducting special elections in the District.
by Sarah John // June 6, 2014 //
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.
by Anthony Ramicone // June 5, 2014 //
Iowa's primaries created distorted outcomes that show exactly why states need to consider ranked choice voting.
by Devin McCarthy // May 30, 2014 //
There are over 400,000 Republican voters in New York City. But after this year's midterm election, they may be without a representative in Congress.
by Drew Spencer // May 27, 2014 //
Opening primary elections to include all voters should not mean closing general elections when most people vote, as it has in California and Washington and may soon in Oregon. Fortunately, an alternative proposal in Colorado is gaining momentum.
by Henry Alderfer // May 22, 2014 //
FairVote and a coalition of other organizations believe the EAC remains a vital resource for states to research and improve election administration.
by Anthony Ramicone // May 22, 2014 //
The most recent cluster of primaries had a host of female candidates. See who won and who lost – and what it likely means for changes in the Parity Index.
by Grace Ramsey // May 22, 2014 //
On Saturday, May 17, the Arlington County Democratic Committee held its primary election to select a nominee for the vacancy left by Sally Baird on the Arlington County School Board. This was the second time the Arlington County Democratic Committee used ranked choice voting to select a nominee.