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.
May 8, 2013 //
A guide for anyone foolhardy enough to run for congress in a district that strongly favors the other party.
by Rebecca Franklin // May 3, 2013 //
Despite a recent constitutional controversy, Germany's mixed member proportional representation system of elections remains one of the most effective in the world.