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Greater Choice Draws Massive Turnout in Maltese Ranked Choice Voting Elections

Posted on What's New by Jesse Docter, Theo Landsman on June 21, 2017
Greater Choice Draws Massive Turnout in Maltese Ranked Choice Voting Elections

The Maltese political system is one of the oldest of its kind in the world. Multi-winner RCV has been in place in the island nation since 1921, surviving several dramatic changes in government and sovereignty.

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Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Voting in Scottish Elections Guarantees Fair Results

Posted on What's New by Jesse Docter on June 21, 2017
Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Voting in Scottish Elections Guarantees Fair Results

On May 4th, Scotland held its elections for local councils using a Multi-Winner Ranked Choice Voting System (RVC). Once again, Scottish election results have demonstrated how their system gives voters greater choice, and a stronger voice.

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UK Election Results Were More Proportional Than Usual, Here’s How They Could be Even Better

Posted on What's New by Michael Patison on June 16, 2017
UK Election Results Were More Proportional Than Usual, Here’s How They Could be Even Better

On Thursday, June 8, the United Kingdom went to the voting booths to elect the 650 members of Parliament for the second time in three years.

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"We are providing more choices": This is why London, Ontario adopted ranked choice voting --and made Canadian history

Posted on What's New by David Daley on May 09, 2017

More diversity. More choice. More civility. Those were just a few of the reasons touted by city councilors in London, Ontario, last week when the Canadian city made history as the nation’s first to adopt ranked-choice voting for municipal elections.

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"It really makes the principle 'one people, one vote' true": The editor of Slate France explains his country's presidential election

Posted on What's New by David Daley on April 25, 2017

We asked Jean-Marie Pottier, the editor of Slate France to explain the history of the French system – and the way it shapes the country’s politics and enhances the idea that every vote must count equally.

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Could Northern Ireland's Legislative Assembly Elections Set an Example?

Posted on What's New by Kelsey Kober on February 22, 2017
Could Northern Ireland's Legislative Assembly Elections Set an Example?

On March 2, 2017, Northern Ireland’s citizens will cast their votes for Members of the country’s sixth Legislative Assembly. In this election, the country’s heavily Protestant Democratic Union Party (DUP), which holds 37 of the 108 seats, will face off with the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein Party (28 seats) for influence over the Assembly’s legislative agenda.

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International Democracy Organizations Visit FairVote

Posted on What's New by Austin Plier, Drew Penrose on November 07, 2016
International Democracy Organizations Visit FairVote

Recently, FairVote has had the opportunity to make such presentations to two international groups: The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), and representatives from the United States electoral observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS).

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Ranked Choice Voting Around the World in October

Posted on What's New by Author Ryan Healy on October 19, 2016
Ranked Choice Voting Around the World in October

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) is commonly used around the world to democratically elect officials more fairly than plurality. In September and October, millions of our friends in the Land of the Long White Cloud and Down Under both used RCV to elect local officials.

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FairVote Provides Research to Canada's Electoral Reform Committee

Posted on What's New by Drew Spencer Penrose on August 29, 2016
FairVote Provides Research to Canada's Electoral Reform Committee

FairVote joined scholars like Arend Lijphart in submitting a brief to the Canadian Special Committee on Electoral Reform to help guide their decision making as to how Canada’s elections should be reformed. Like the United States, Canada elects its national legislature exclusively from single-winner districts, elected by plurality vote. It does not use a proportional system. Also like the United States, this causes problems.

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