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Choice Voting vs. The Challengers: The Irish Convention on the Constitution Decides

Posted on What's New Robert Fekete on August 07, 2013

The Irish Constitutional Convention was tasked with finding the best electoral system for Ireland, and all options were on the table. They decided to stick with the choice voting form of fair representation, with only 3 percent preferring U.S.-style single-member districts.   

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Our South Carolina Independent Redistricting Plan Exposes the Problem of Winner-Take-All

Posted on What's New Robert Fekete on July 26, 2013

Independent redistricting only makes marginal improvements to South Carolina's uncompetitive and distorted congressional elections. Fair representation voting is a better solution.

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Irish Convention Recommends Lowering the Voting Age

Posted on What's New Robert Fekete on July 08, 2013

The Irish Convention of the Constitution has recommended that Ireland become the 18th nation in the world to allow people under 18 years old to vote - a reform that is also gaining traction on the local level in the U.S.

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Ireland Takes Election Reform Seriously with Convention on the Constitution

Posted on What's New Robert Fekete on June 28, 2013

Last year the Irish Parliament decided to take a serious look at reforming their constitution, commissioning a citizen's assembly to examine their electoral system. The United States could learn from the Irish example.

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Rank the Vote: Comparing Voting in Ireland and the United States

Posted on What's New Robert Fekete on June 24, 2013

Since 1919, Ireland has used a form of ranked choice voting for all its public elections. When the Irish think of voting, they think about ranking candidates in their order of preference. But here in the U.S., our conception of voting is usually just picking our one favorite candidate. FairVote examines the lessons we can learn from ranked choice voting in Ireland.

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