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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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Australians cast RCV ballots in a House of Representatives election that’s too close to call

Posted on What's New by Sarah John on July 08, 2016
Australians cast RCV ballots in a House of Representatives election that’s too close to call

On Saturday, Australians headed to the polls to vote in the ranked choice voting elections for their national legislature. FairVote gives an overview of the campaign and the rise of early voting and voting by mail in Australia.

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A Shake-Up in Ireland

Posted on What's New by Viviana Gonzalez on March 17, 2016
A Shake-Up in Ireland

Today we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day by reporting on the Irish election of a couple of weeks ago (February 26). Changes in voter sentiment since the last election in 2011, combined with the use of multi-winner RCV, ensured that the election was highly competitive and that the newly elected Dáil Éireann is very different from the outgoing one.

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Electoral Systems in the World’s Most Robust Democracies: Only Six of 33 Use U.S.-Style Winner-Take-All Elections March 2016

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on March 07, 2016
Proportional Representation in Most Robust Democracies

Among the world's 33 major well-established democracies, forms of proportional representation (PR) are by far the most common.

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The 2016 Irish elections

Posted on What's New by Sarah John on February 24, 2016
A brief run-down on the 2016 Irish elections

A brief run-down on the 2016 Irish elections

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New Zealand holds national election with ranked choice voting

Posted on What's New by Rob Richie on December 15, 2015
New Zealand holds national election with ranked choice voting

New Zealand uses RCV in several of its major cities, including mayor and city council of Wellington, and just held a national referendum with ranked choice voting, called “preferential voting” in the country. The government has invested tens of millions of dollars in a two-round process in which the current flag will face off against the flag that was chosen in a recent RCV election among five alternative flags.

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