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

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NYC Comptroller Calls for Electoral Reform, Includes Instant Runoff Voting

Michelle C. Whittaker

Among the Controller’s recommendations are reforms that FairVote also supports, including ranked choice voting (also known as “instant runoff voting”). Runoff elections also have much lower turnout and can disfranchise absentee and military overseas voters. Enabling instant runoff voting would give every eligible voter the ability to fully express their voice in a single, high turnout election.

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Georgia's State Legislature Ranks Worst in Uncontested Elections

Austin Plier

According to Ballotpedia, more than 4 in 5 state legislature races in Georgia will be uncontested by the opposing party this year.. In addition, 77.4% of incumbents who are running in 2016 won't face a challenger in their primary.

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Starbucks CEO Calls for Greater Civility in National Discourse

Molly Rockett

At the 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz condemned the rising polarization and dysfunction that has gripped politics over the past few years and called for greater civility and optimism in national discourse.

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