RCV and Representation

Different voting systems may impact the representation of the full spectrum of voter opinions, experiences and interests. This page explores research into the representation of different groups under ranked choice voting and other American election systems.

Representation for Women and People of Color

John, S., Smith, H., & Zack, E. August 2018. The alternative vote: Do changes in single-member voting systems affect descriptive representation of women and minorities?

FairVote. November 2019. Ranked Choice Voting and Racial Minority Voting Rights.

Douglas, Andrew. February 2014. The Effect of Fair Representation Voting on 2013 Cambridge Municipal Elections

John, S., Smith, H., & Zack, E. July 2016. Ranked Choice Voting and Representation of Underrepresented Groups.


Representation for Differing Political Viewpoints

John, S. & Leinz, B. April 2016. Polarization and Multi-winner Ranked Choice Voting in Cambridge, Massachusetts, City Council Elections.

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