Better Elections Are Possible


“Partisans’ chief interest is in proving that the other party is despicable — in ramping up fear, hatred and the negative polarization that is the central feature of contemporary American politics…

The good news is that we don’t have to live with this system. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says there have to be only two parties. There’s nothing in the Constitution about parties at all. There’s not even anything in the Constitution mandating that each congressional district have only one member and be represented by one party. We could have a much fairer and better system with the passage of a law.

The way to do that is through multimember districts and ranked-choice voting.”

— David Brooks in “One Reform to Save America
New York Times, May 2018

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Ranked Choice Voting

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The Problem

The Problem

When voters feel like they have to choose between the lesser-of-two-evils, that's not real choice.

Our Solution

Our Solution

Ranked choice voting gives every voter a meaningful vote.

Where it's used

Ranked choice voting is used in cities across the country. For more information, click here

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Quick Takes

FairVote's brief and timely commentary on the latest news.

RCV in Nevada Democratic caucus early voting contributes to high turnout

Adam Ginsburg

With over 70,000 early votes cast, the 2020 Nevada caucus looks set to dwarf 2016 (84,000 participants) and even 2008 (118,000 participants) in size—a major win for democracy. This is, in part, because of the use of RCV in early voting.

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For better polling, ask respondents for more than just one choice

Author Deb Otis

With a still-crowded field in the Democratic presidential nominating contest, the most informative polls are those which ask respondents for more than just their first choice. 

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Writers at Conservative- and Liberal-Leaning Publications Support RCV

Jeremy Seitz-brown

In “Making Sense of the Iowa Debacle,” Michael Brendan Dougherty writes for the conservative-leaning National Review that instant-runoff voting (also known as ranked choice voting) emerged from the Iowa caucuses as a process-winner.

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