Elena Gilbertson Hall

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Elena Gilbertson Hall

Elena Gilbertson Hall is a rising sophomore at the University of Chicago studying Public Policy. Prior to working at Fair Vote, Elena served as a Legislative Fellow for Georgia State House Representative Spencer Frye, an intern for the Democratic Party of Georgia, and a volunteer for campaigns at local, state, and national levels. She is passionate about combating voter suppression, exploring international relations, and supporting women and marginalized individuals through the political process. Through her work, she aims to make American democracy more representative and accessible to all voters. 

Posts by Elena Gilbertson Hall

Ranked choice voting elections to watch in 2021

Posted on September 17, 2021

In the last few years, more and more cities have started to experiment with ranked choice voting in their municipal elections. This November, there will be a historic number of cities using RCV for their elections -- from mayor to city council to school board. In Utah alone this year, 23 cities chose to opt-in to an RCV pilot program.


Winner-take-all elections encourage malicious vote splitting

Posted on September 10, 2021

In this month’s St. Petersburg municipal elections, Boris Vishnevsky, a member of the liberal Yabloko party, faced a shocking challenge: two other candidates changed their names to Boris Vishevsky in order to confuse voters and split the vote to prevent the original Vishnevsky’s victory.


Canada deserves proportional representation

Posted on September 03, 2021

Canada’s electoral system of single-member parliamentary districts that are won with a simple plurality of votes has repeatedly failed Canadian voters, denying them fair representation at the federal level.


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