Rob Richie

Executive Director

Rob Richie

Rob Richie has been the executive director of FairVote since co-founding the organization in 1992. He has played a key role in advancing, winning, and implementing electoral reforms at the local and state levels. Rob has been involved in implementing ranked choice voting in more than a dozen cities, cumulative voting in numerous Voting Rights Act cases, the National Popular Vote plan in 11 states, and promoting voter access proposals like voter preregistration and a lower voting age.

He is a frequent media source and has been a guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR’s All Things Considered, On the Media, and Freakonomics. Rob's writings have appeared in every major national publication including the opinion pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post as well as in nine books, including as co-author of Every Vote Equal, about Electoral College reform, and Whose Votes Count, about fair representation voting. He has addressed conventions of the American Political Science Association, the National Association of Counties, the National Association of Secretaries of State, and the National Conference of State Legislatures. He serves on the Haverford College Corporation, and he and his wife Cynthia Terrell have three children.

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Posts by Rob Richie

Czech Mate? Runoff to determine president

Posted on January 24, 2018

Czechia will hold a runoff election this week to pick its president, with votes cast on Friday and Saturday and results to be announced Saturday night.

Memphis City Council v. Memphis voters

Posted on January 24, 2018

The curious attack by the Memphis City Council on voters continued in Tennessee last year. Once again bucking the views of the majorities of voters who voted in 2008 for charter amendments to establish ranked choice voting and term limits in city elections.

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