Chris Zawora

Software Developer

Chris Zawora

Chris Zawora is a software developer in the Law and Policy department. Specializing in data visualization and analytics, he will be helping the department build and expand its communications and research tools. Chris is joining FairVote after three years of working as a data analyst and developer in biology labs at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Maryland - College Park. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Georgetown University.

Posts by Chris Zawora

Rate of “Bullet Voting” Depends on Candidate Strength, Party Cues, and Other Factors

Posted on August 16, 2021

Many factors likely influence how a voter uses their rankings in a ranked choice voting (RCV) election. As of 2021, the median portion of voters who choose to use multiple rankings on their ballot is 68%. In this post we briefly discuss two factors that affect rank usage: voters’ perceptions of candidate strength and a candidate or party messaging encouraging or discouraging use of rankings.

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