Pages tagged "Elections worldwide"


Ranked Choice Party List: Raising the Threshold in Israel Without Hurting Arab Israelis

Posted on What's New on January 13, 2014

Proposals to raise the threshold of election in Israel's proportional representation system have proved controversial. Our innovative ranked choice proposal could remove that controversy.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts Elections a Model for America

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on November 01, 2013

Cambridge, Massachusetts will elect a new City Council and School Committee on Tuesday through one of the nation's only ranked choice multi-seat electoral systems.  The system has unique advantages that lead to fairer and more representative outcomes for the city's voters.

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Proportional Representation in Trinidad and Tobago

Posted on What's New by Matt Dewilde on October 17, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago has always elected its legislature using a winner-take-all system, but a new bill is bringing proportional representation to the island nation. 

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Ranked Choice Voting and Australia's Upcoming Elections: A Primer

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas on August 30, 2013

In September 7th's Australian national election, ranked choice voting will allow voters to choose from a wide range of electoral options while eliminating concerns over "spoilers" and wasted votes.

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Zimbabwe: Fairer Election Methods, but Trouble at the Polls

Posted on What's New by Andrew Douglas, Matt Sommerfeld on August 19, 2013

The addition of proportionally allocated seats in Zimbabwe's parliament is a positive development, but one that has been overshadowed by concerns over the legitimacy of recent elections.

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Choice Voting vs. The Challengers: The Irish Convention on the Constitution Decides

Posted on What's New by Robert Fekete on August 07, 2013

The Irish Constitutional Convention was tasked with finding the best electoral system for Ireland, and all options were on the table. They decided to stick with the choice voting form of fair representation, with only 3 percent preferring U.S.-style single-member districts.   

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Irish Convention Recommends Lowering the Voting Age

Posted on What's New by Robert Fekete on July 08, 2013

The Irish Convention of the Constitution has recommended that Ireland become the 18th nation in the world to allow people under 18 years old to vote - a reform that is also gaining traction on the local level in the U.S.

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Ireland Takes Election Reform Seriously with Convention on the Constitution

Posted on What's New by Robert Fekete on June 28, 2013

Last year the Irish Parliament decided to take a serious look at reforming their constitution, commissioning a citizen's assembly to examine their electoral system. The United States could learn from the Irish example.

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Rank the Vote: Comparing Voting in Ireland and the United States

Posted on What's New by Robert Fekete on 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.

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Pakistan - Peaceful Transitions but Winner-Take-All Failure

Posted on What's New by Elizabeth Hudler on May 24, 2013

Pakistan experiences a peaceful transition of political power, but its winner-take-all system threatens the country's democratic development.

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