Better Elections Are Possible

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“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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Check out our Activist Toolkit to advocate for better elections with ranked choice voting.

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.

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FairVote is tracking announcements from members of Congress who will not seek re-election, and describe how the new open seat impacts our projections for the 2018 elections to the House of Representatives.

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New book: Ranked choice voting is a key fix for our broken democracy

Rich Robinson

Political science professors Benjamin Page and Martin Gilens argue the best way to fix our democracy is with more democracy.

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