Posted on September 16, 2014
Many consider women's success this week in Massachusetts primaries to be a big step toward gender parity. A closer look at Massachusetts reveals there is still a long way to go. Representation 2020's reforms present opportunities.
Posted on September 12, 2014
Yes, voters in 146 counties could theoretically elect a president under NPV. Why that’s no problem – and why our current system is much, much worse.
Posted on August 07, 2014
Florida is facing an electoral quandary as two of its congressional districts have been found to violate the state constitution, and the legislature is redrawing the maps as November elections loom. The legislature does not want to use the new map in 2014, but FairVote's analysis outlines two plans that could resolve the crisis. The better of these plans would also improve the representation of Florida voters in the process.
Posted on July 11, 2014
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal in May signed a law establishing voting pre-registration for 16-year-olds. The law features an innovative "opt-out" approach to voter registration that will further boost registration and participation. Louisiana has a history of such innovative election policy.
Posted on July 08, 2014
California experienced record low voter turnout in the recent primary election, but adopting FairVote's four electoral reforms can help increase participation.
Posted on July 03, 2014
While the FIFA World Cup will decide the best soccer team in the world, the World Cup of Democracy will decide the best democracy in the world. See how the tournament played out after the jump.
Posted on June 20, 2014
The use of ranked choice voting to elect the Republican Presidential nominee would ensure that the ultimate winner has the broadest base of support and the best chance of winning in November.
Posted on June 13, 2014
Massachusetts has taken a big step into the 21st century by reforming its voting laws and practices.
Posted on June 12, 2014
Mayors of nearly half of America’s 22 largest cities were elected by fewer than one in five registered voters – and in two of these cities more than nine in ten registered voters stayed home.