What FairVote’s watching on Election Day 2017

Posted on November 07, 2017

Although federal elections always fall on even-numbered years, important state and local elections happen every year - and 2017 is no exception. Here are some of the contests FairVote will be watching on Election Day, November 7, 2017.

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Tale of Two Primaries and How to Uphold Majority Rule

Posted on August 16, 2017

Next spring, states will start voting in primaries for the regularly scheduled congressional midterm elections in every state. On August 15, however, two states held primaries to fill vacancies -- for U.S. Senate in Alabama as the permanent replacement to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and for U.S House in Utah to fill Jason Chaffetz’ seat in the third congressional district. The outcomes were instructive for how rules matter -- with Alabama upholding majority rule and Utah allowing non-majority nomination winners -- and for why the nation should follow Maine’s ranked choice voting primaries with a close eye next June.

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