Pages tagged "Fairvote"


Term Limits Strengthen Colombia's Democracy

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on March 10, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, the Colombian Constitutional Court rejected legislation calling for a referendum that would have increased presidential term limits from two to three terms. This decision prevents President Alvaro Uribe from running for a third straight term in office and sends a strong signal to the international community: the burgeoning Colombian democracy won’t be part of the autocratic wave in South America.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election - Part 3: The Electoral Process as a Stabilizer for the Country

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on March 08, 2010

Yesterday, about 18.9 million eligible Iraqis had the opportunity to elect their 325-member Council of Representatives through an open-list proportional system. Counting is now underway and the first partial results could be released later this week. In the meantime, there is a lot to be said about how this Iraqi election is impacting the country’s political future.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election - Part 2: A Refined PR System to Improve Representation

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on March 05, 2010

This Sunday, Iraq will elect its parliament for the third time in five years. For the first time, they will use an “open” list proportional system, which is seen as a major step to cement Iraqi democracy.

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Lessons from Burlington

Posted on What's New on March 04, 2010

FairVote executive director Rob Richie reviews the recent IRV repeal referendum in Burlington, VT.

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FairVote testifies to Maryland Senate Committee

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on February 26, 2010

Yesterday, the Maryland Senate Education, Health & Environmental Committee held a public hearing on several election bills. FairVote’s Right to Vote Director Adam Fogel testified in favor of two of the bills that are sponsored by Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-20): -    SB 292, which will set a uniform voter registration age of 16 -    SB 293, which will establish a permanent absentee ballot list.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election - Part 1: Chronicles of a Struggle for Democracy

Posted on What's New by Pauline Lejeune on February 24, 2010

FairVote starts a series of comprehensive blog posts about the Iraqi 2010 parliamentary elections, focusing on how Iraq has been working on building an inclusive fair voting system by relying on proportional representation (PR) instead of winner-take-all. 

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Setting the Record Straight on Universal Voter Registration

Posted on What's New by Adam Fogel on February 03, 2010

Right to Vote director Adam Fogel sets the record straight about universal voter registration.

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For Oscar Nominations, 'Choice' is Clear

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 29, 2010

We here at FairVote are probably a little more interested in the Oscars than most think tanks in DC. Sure, we like movies as much as anyone else, but there's one aspect of the awards that particularly sparks our interest: the Academy's voting system!

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Democrats to Shepherd States in Primaries?

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 13, 2010

A new interview reveals that the DNC Change Commission is recommending that presidential primaries go regional.

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Electoral Votes

Posted on What's New by Paul Fidalgo on January 13, 2010

Two years ago today, Gov. Corzine signed into law New Jersey's participation in the National Popular Vote plan.

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