October 1, 2013 //
The United States Congress has careened into a government shutdown, and everybody wants to find someone to blame. But in the accusatory frenzy, they're missing the real culprit: the voting rules that drive the political behavior of Congress.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Voters Elect City Council and School Committee Using Ranked Choice Voting and Multi-Member Districtsby Andrew Douglas // November 22, 2013 //
Voters in Cambridge, Massachusetts elected a new city government earlier this month, using ranked choice voting in multi-member districts as they have in every municipal election since 1941. This year's contest provides another illustration of the advantages of this system, including fair representation of minorities, reduced negative campaigning, and greater voter satisfaction.
by Dania N. Korkor // September 27, 2013 //
The New York City primary election reflects the lack of gender parity in American elections.
September 20, 2013 //
Another contentious House vote; another outcome determined by the partisanship of congressional districts.
by Andrew Douglas // August 30, 2013 //
In September 7th's Australian national election, ranked choice voting will allow voters to choose from a wide range of electoral options while eliminating concerns over "spoilers" and wasted votes.
The addition of proportionally allocated seats in Zimbabwe's parliament is a positive development, but one that has been overshadowed by concerns over the legitimacy of recent elections.
August 14, 2013 //
States and local jurisdictions that use runoff elections with sequential balloting seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to respecting the votes of their deployed military and other absentee voters. Ranked choice voting gives these places the best of both worlds.
August 9, 2013 //
In New Hampshire's large multi-member districts, voters have the ability to vote for gender parity - and they do.
by Andrew Douglas // August 7, 2013 //
While many Americans describe themselves as ideological moderates, centrists have become increasingly rare in the House of Representatives, where their decline has contributed to congressional dysfunction and polarization. The pace of the decline of House moderates over the last forty years has been remarkable.
by Robert Fekete // August 7, 2013 //
The Irish Constitutional Convention was tasked with finding the best electoral system for Ireland, and all options were on the table. They decided to stick with the choice voting form of fair representation, with only 3 percent preferring U.S.-style single-member districts.