by Mollie Hailey // July 26, 2013 //
If HB 589 goes into effect, it will be a huge step backwards for voters in North Carolina.
by Robert Fekete // July 26, 2013 //
Independent redistricting only makes marginal improvements to South Carolina's uncompetitive and distorted congressional elections. Fair representation voting is a better solution.
by Matt Sommerfeld // July 12, 2013 //
The June 18th vote in the U.S. House on abortion law reflects a trend towards increased polarization and a decline in crossover voting in the House. This analysis looks at which Members voted against their party's majority and compares the vote to a 1993 vote on abortion law.
by Robert Fekete // July 8, 2013 //
The Irish Convention of the Constitution has recommended that Ireland become the 18th nation in the world to allow people under 18 years old to vote - a reform that is also gaining traction on the local level in the U.S.
by Robert Fekete // June 28, 2013 //
Last year the Irish Parliament decided to take a serious look at reforming their constitution, commissioning a citizen's assembly to examine their electoral system. The United States could learn from the Irish example.
by Robert Fekete // June 24, 2013 //
Since 1919, Ireland has used a form of ranked choice voting for all its public elections. When the Irish think of voting, they think about ranking candidates in their order of preference. But here in the U.S., our conception of voting is usually just picking our one favorite candidate. FairVote examines the lessons we can learn from ranked choice voting in Ireland.
by Mollie Hailey // July 18, 2013 //
FairVote this week joined diverse organizations in affirming the continuing necessity of the fully implemented Voting Rights Act - the most critical piece of civil rights legislation.
June 18, 2013 //
FairVote has consistently been at the forefront of critical analysis of Top Two. Now, we are proud to announce a new Policy Perspective detailing a simple reform that could help to resolve nearly all of Top Two's maladies in a way that both accommodates the goals of Top Two supporters and the criticisms of its opponents.
by Andrea Levien // June 14, 2013 //
The National Popular Vote plan is poised to pass its halfway mark to implementation after both houses of the Rhode Island General Assembly passed the bill on June 13th with votes of 30-4 in the Senate and 41-31 in the House. The bill earned real bipartisan support, including more than 75% of members of each major party in the state senate.
by Matt Sommerfeld // May 29, 2013 //
Michele Bachmann's retirement from Congress ensures that her district joins the vast majority of Congressional districts that will be uncompetitive in the 2014 election.