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Election of Women in our 100 Largest Cities: Disadvantaged by Districts

Posted on What's New Rob Richie on September 11, 2014

Our latest analysis on the proportion of women in the the nation's top 100 cities reveals dramatic disparity. Women are underrepresented in the large majority of U.S. cities. Women are, however, more likely to be represented in city councils that use citywide elections, as opposed to single member districts, to elect at least some of their city council members.

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For State Legislators, Reese’s May Be the Sweetest Thing: Ranked Choice Voting in Action at the NCSL Legislative Summit

Posted on What's New Grace Ramsey, Rob Richie on September 10, 2014

FairVote’s booth at the annual legislative summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) was election central for the Rank Your Candy mock election using ranked choice voting. It was a hard-fought campaign and all of the candydates put forth a great effort but in the end Reese's had the broadest base of support and was declared the winner.

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Voter Error in Top Two Primary Can Be Far Higher than in RCV Races

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Eli Hanson-metayer on August 12, 2014

You might think that nothing could be easier than voting for one candidate in an election, but analysis of voter error in California’s Top Two primary system shows surprisingly high rates of invalidated ballots in such vote-for-one elections; much higher than the normal error rate in elections conducted by ranked choice voting.

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Details Matter: The Oregon Top Two Twist

Posted on What's New Rob Richie, Drew Penrose on August 11, 2014

This year, another Top Two elections proposal will appear on the Oregon ballot, but this time with an unusual detail that may have a big impact.

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