Maria Merkle

Communications Intern

Maria Merkle

Maria Merkle is a rising senior at Fordham University studying Political Science, International Political Economy, and Communications. A DMV native, she found her passion for civic engagement in high school, when participating in DC’s protests. Maria is excited to return to DC to join the FairVote Communications team in spreading awareness of voting reform and the work that FairVote is doing to achieve it.

Posts by Maria Merkle



A Voter's Perspective on Wasted Votes

Posted on June 15, 2022

What I could not prepare for was my candidate dropping out of the race in between the time that I mailed in my absentee ballot and my state’s primary date. Come election day, my vote was wasted.


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