Content Categorized with "Ranked Choice Voting"
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Ranked Choice Voting and Racial Group Turnout
- Posted: November 2, 2015
- Author(s): Andrew Douglas
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Ranked Choice Voting in Bay Area Elections, FairVote Research on Local Elections, Research & Analysis, Home, FairVote, Voter Turnout, All Reports
A recent study on the impact of RCV in San Francisco presents some surprising findings on differences in turnout between racial groups that contradict previous research on the subject. In this report, we take a closer look at the study and find serious methodological flaws that cast doubt on its findings.
Comparative Structural Reform
- Posted: August 31, 2015
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, National Popular Vote, Presidential Elections, Reforms, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Research & Analysis, Home, Redistricting, Voter Turnout, All Reports, Districts Plus
Comparative Structural Reform presents an extensive assessment of the potential impact of 37 structural reforms to election laws and legislative structures in collaboration with 14 prominent political scholars. Scholars participating in the project are authorities on electoral reform and legislative functionality, with extensive collective expertise and mastery of both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of American legislatures, elections and electoral rules. Each of the participating scholars was asked to assess each reform’s impact on 16 different criteria fitting within four topline categories: legislative functionality, electoral accountability, voter engagement, and openness of process. Scholars were compensated for their participation. All scholars responded to all eleven surveys and provided a wealth of insightful comments, new sources, and useful information in addition to their well-considered ratings of each reform.
Federal Primary Runoff Elections and Voter Turnout Declines, 1994 - 2014
- Posted: November 17, 2014
- Author(s): Robert Fekete, Rob Richie
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, All Reports
Many states currently use runoff election systems during primaries for statewide federal posts. However, the two-election runoff system leads to high turnout declines and a less representative second election, particularly if there is along time delay between the two elections.
Continuing Electoral Reforms in Trinidad and Tobago
- Posted: September 15, 2014
- Author(s): Sarah John
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Americas, Home, International Elections
Hot on the heels of electoral reforms last year, small Caribbean island nation Trinidad and Tobago has abandoned plurality voting in favor of runoff voting in its national elections. FairVote is keeping close watch on Trinidad and Tobago, as political parties, legislators and citizens continue to discuss voting systems, including ranked choice voting and fair representation voting, and agitate for reform.
FairVote Reforms are Hitting the Newsstands
- Posted: August 21, 2014
- Author(s): , Rebecca Hellmich
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, National Popular Vote, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation, Home
Fair representation voting and ranked choice systems received significant media attention this month, with several notable publications featuring FairVote’s work and running expert commentary by FairVote staff and allies. Here are some of the highlights.
Where RCV is Used
- Posted: August 20, 2014
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting
A Push for Open General Elections in Nevada: Top Three with IRV
- Posted: August 12, 2014
- Author(s): Drew Spencer
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Home
A nascent movement for inclusive electoral reform has been steadily growing in Nevada, and it deserves more attention and support.
Voter Error in Top Two Primary Can Be Far Higher than in RCV Races
- Posted: August 12, 2014
- Author(s): Eli Hanson-Metayer, Rob Richie
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Home, FairVote
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.
The Case for Ranked Voting in the Republican Presidential Nomination Contest
- Posted: June 20, 2014
- Author(s): Drew Spencer
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Presidential Elections
The use of ranked choice voting to elect the Republican Presidential nominee would ensure that the ultimate winner has the broadest base of support and the best chance of winning in November.
Fix the Top Two Primary: Admirable Goals Don’t Justify Indefensible Outcomes
- Posted: June 11, 2014
- Author(s): Anthony Ramicone, Rob Richie, Drew Spencer
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Congressional Elections, Fair Voting/Proportional Representation
California on June 3rd held its primary elections, which are conducted using a "top two" format. In this analysis, we assess the impact of top two and provide a solution for a way forward.