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.
by Elizabeth Hudler // May 24, 2013 //
Pakistan experiences a peaceful transition of political power, but its winner-take-all system threatens the country's democratic development.
May 20, 2013 //
Recently, suffrage was expanded in Takoma Park, Maryland to include voters of ages 16 and 17. At the same time, New York City considered allowing documented residents to vote in local elections irrespective of citizenship status.
by Jonathan Gerstell // May 17, 2013 //
The Philippines, a former U.S. colony, held elections on Monday using a small degree of proportional representation that was recently expanded to include national parties by the Supreme Court.
May 15, 2013 //
Today is the last day to show your support for ranked choice voting and FairVote Minnesota in the Looking@Democracy contest. Vote now!
by Andrea Levien // May 15, 2013 //
Not only will the National Popular Vote plan make presidential elections fairer, but it will also maintain each state's autonomy in controlling its own elections.