Pages tagged "Reforms"


Will New Hampshire Lead Nation in Achieving Gender Parity in Elected Office?

Posted on What's New by Rebecca Hellmich on November 03, 2014

 The people of New Hampshire take great pride in holding the nation’s first presidential primary every four years. Now, it has a new claim to fame: representation of women in elected office. 

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Fighting Misconceptions about a National Popular Vote for President

Posted on What's New by Nathan Nicholson 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. 

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What's the Matter with California Turnout?

Posted on What's New by Duncan Hosie, Rob Richie 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. 

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Proven Innovations to Uphold Voting Rights for Overseas Voters

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose on May 20, 2014

FairVote has just submitted written testimony to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration arguing for a fairer approach to accommodating the needs of deployed military and overseas voters.

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Open General Elections Deserve Support in Colorado

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose on May 06, 2014

On Tuesday, April 29th, a group of Colorado activists called The Coalition for a New Colorado Election System held a press conference to announce that it has begun collecting signatures for a new approach to election reform. This approach will both open the primaries to independent voters while simultaneously opening the general election to real electoral competition.

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The Role of Ranked Choice Voting in 2013

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie, Drew Spencer Penrose on November 29, 2013

If you followed the local elections and the special elections that took place in 2013, you probably heard some stories about ranked choice voting - and there's a good chance they were positive.

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Top Two (With a Twist) for Oregon?

Posted on What's New on October 18, 2013

In 2008, Oregon voters rejected a ballot initiative for a Top Two system by a nearly two-to-one vote. In 2014, Top Two may be back on the ballot, but this time tied to a famous Oregonian name and with a twist.

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Testimony on Importance of Strong Voting Rights Act

Posted on What's New by Mollie Hailey on June 24, 2013

FairVote this week joined diverse organizations in affirming the continuing necessity of the fully implemented Voting Rights Act - the most critical piece of civil rights legislation.

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Help FairVote MN's Ranked Choice Voting Video Win Thousands of Dollars For Fairer Elections!

Posted on What's New on 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!

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Takoma Park Promotes the Vote: Will More Cities, Campuses and Organizations Take Action?

Posted on What's New on April 15, 2013

Last night, the Takoma Park city council passed a charter amendment on first reading that, if approved when before the council again in the coming month, will be in the best tradition of cities and states leading the nation in advancing voting rights. It would establish same-day voter registration and extend voting rights to residents after they turn 16 and after incarceration. Here's why we think it's important.

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