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

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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 

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Quick Takes

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

UK Conservative Party's Leadership Election Functions Like a Ranked Choice Voting Election

Michael Patison

Very closely simulating a ranked choice voting election, Conservative MPs voted in a series of ballots to eventually elect Theresa May as leader of the party and replace David Cameron as Prime Minister.

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Abner Mikva, Fair Representation Voting Champion, Has Died

Rob Richie

Abner Mikva died on July 4th, our nation's Independence Day. Judge Mikva had a storied career, including time as a federal judge, Member of Congress and White House counsel.

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Iowa Supreme Court Upholds Felon Voting Ban

Peter Jarka-sellers

This morning the Iowa State Supreme Court ruled 4-3 that the state’s lifetime ban on voting for anyone convicted of a felony was allowed under the state’s constitution.

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