January 7, 2014 //
Have you ever thought that the structure of a sport was unfair to your favorite team or player? Then this website might be for you.
December 23, 2013 //
The greatest speech in American history may only have come into being because the Battle of Gettysburg took place in a battleground state.
Ranked Choice Voting Vs. Block Voting: The Effects of Electoral Structure in Cambridge, Massachusettsby Andrew Douglas // December 20, 2013 //
Ballot data from November's Cambridge City Council election can be used to simulate a vote using block voting, the most common method for the election of city councils in the United States. The results illustrate the value of the Cambridge system for ensuring fair representation of political and ethnic minority groups.
November 29, 2013 //
If you followed the local elections and the special elections that took place in 2013, you probably heard some stories about ranked choice voting - and there's a good chance they were positive.
November 26, 2013 //
California's independent redistricting process ousted a lot of incumbents in 2012, but that competitiveness is unlikely to persist in 2014.
November 6, 2013 //
In one Maryland town, November 5, 2013 was no ordinary Election Day: it marked the beginning of a trailblazing expansion of suffrage rights. Takoma Park is the first city in the United States to open its polls in a general election to residents after they turn 16. The result was remarkable, including a turnout rate that was double that of city residents 18 and over.
by Andrew Douglas // November 1, 2013 //
Cambridge, Massachusetts will elect a new City Council and School Committee on Tuesday through one of the nation's only ranked choice multi-seat electoral systems. The system has unique advantages that lead to fairer and more representative outcomes for the city's voters.
October 24, 2013 //
In the center of a Nepalese restaurant in Queens, a dozen IVote organizers crowded around a cluster of tables. The topic of discussion: coordinating an upcoming mock election for New York City immigrants.
by Andrew Douglas // October 18, 2013 //
A group of moderate senators, many from states dominated by the opposing party, played a key role in bringing the shutdown to an end. Outdated electoral rules mean that the number of such legislators is on the decline.
October 18, 2013 //
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.