Pages tagged "Fairvote"

The Next Step Beyond Honor and Sanity?

Posted on What's New Krist Novoselic on October 20, 2010

Moving beyond rhetoric and labels, Krist Novoselic, FairVote's Board Chair, discusses ways to reinvigorate the political system.Krist writes: "We’ve seen voters coalesce around a celebrity candidate, but we could very well soon see a celebrity-initiated new party."

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Being Pro-Voter is Not Partisan: 2010 Results Underscore how Republicans should not Fear Same-Day Voter Registration

Posted on What's New on October 20, 2010

Upholding fair voter access and protecting voting rights should not be a partisan issue. In our decentralized system, however, some states do a better job at protecting these rights than others. Take for instance, the issue of Same Day Voter Registration (SDR); a sensible reform when implemented well which all too often has been inaccurately thought to advantage one major party (Democrats) at the expense of another (Republicans).

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Re-Registering to Vote After Moving Out of State

Posted on What's New Jo Mckeegan on September 15, 2010

A practical question arose this afternoon: how long after you move should you change your voter registration? Obviously, a voter should be registered where s/he actually lives and gets mail, but when should the voter make the switch? Can you wait a week? A month? A year?

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election — Part 7: Politics Blowing Up Democracy

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on April 29, 2010

Pauline Lejeune is analyzing the post-election situation in Iraq.

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The day FairVote decided to vote on lunch

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on April 27, 2010

Today, we could not decide on what to order and realizing that we are the voting system experts, we thought it would be great to cast votes before making any decision. Different systems can get different winners and this was a great opportunity to test their fairness and impact.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election — Part 6: De-Baathification Should Not Affect the Post-Election Political Balance

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on March 31, 2010

Iraq's post-election de-baathification jeopardizes the legitimacy of the March 7th election.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election — Part 5: Familiar Politicians, Redefined Alliances

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on March 29, 2010

The release of final results of the March 7th election by Iraq's Independent High Electoral commission officially started the process of forming a new cabinet.

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Iraq's 2010 Parliamentary Election - Part 4: Iraqi Women's Political Reality

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on March 22, 2010

This blog series on the 2010 Iraqi parliamentary elections is all about how Iraq has been working on building an inclusive, fair voting system. So far, the main focus has been on the Iraqi open-list form of proportional representation (PR), designed to overcome sectarian rifts and stabilize the country. It is now about time to take a closer look at women’s role in the Iraqi electoral process.

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Getting "Sick" of Swing States?

Posted on What's New Adam Fogel on March 18, 2010

Is President Obama ignoring "spectator states" in his campaign-style push for health care reform?

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Term Limits Strengthen Colombia's Democracy

Posted on What's New Pauline Lejeune on March 10, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, the Colombian Constitutional Court rejected legislation calling for a referendum that would have increased presidential term limits from two to three terms. This decision prevents President Alvaro Uribe from running for a third straight term in office and sends a strong signal to the international community: the burgeoning Colombian democracy won’t be part of the autocratic wave in South America.

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