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.
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.
by Anthony Ramicone // May 21, 2014 //
In India's election of the 16th Lok Sabha, the BJP appeared to win a landslide victory, winning a majority of seats. In reality, India's winner-take-all system generated significant disproportionality, artificially inflating BJP's mandate.
by Drew Spencer // May 20, 2014 //
FairVote has just submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration arguing for a fairer approach to accommodating the needs of deployed military and overseas voters.
by Anthony Ramicone // May 20, 2014 //
South Africa's fifth general election since the end of the apartheid era brought another victory for the ruling ANC, but their support has been wavering. The proportional representation system, originally advocated by Mandela, has brought proportional outcomes to South African elections.