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- Posted: May 18, 2012
- Categories: Voting Rights
The Voter Empowerment Act recognizes the obligation of Congress to uphold voting rights for all American citizens. FairVote applauds the 123 U.S. House Members who sponsored the bill, and we call for a greater commitment from Congress to treat the right to vote as an American value.
- Posted: April 5, 2012
- Categories: FairVote Reformer E-Newsletters
It’s income tax season in the United States, and always a good time to think about the basic values of our nation: taxation demands representation, and government is grounded in the consent of the governed. We believe our electoral rules exclude too many Americans from fair representation in government and a fair voice in our elections
- Posted: March 22, 2012
- Categories: Congressional Elections
Contrary to conventional wisdom, current projected delegate totals for frontrunner Mitt Romney are far closer to what they would have been if every state had used a winner-take-all rule for allocating delegates than if they had used proportional allocation of delegates.
Many great things happened in the month of February. See the highlights in our most recent e-newsletter!
- Oscar: Rank Your Choices
- FairVote Featured in High Profile Media
- Ranked Choice Voting Earns Strong Support
- Honor John Anderson and Double your Donation
- Primary Season Resources--And Please Vote!
- Question of the Month
Welcome to 2012! It's a big election year, and there's no shortage of elections to track and reform ideas to explain. We're the nation's go-to resource when it comes to big thinking about election reform - certainly there's rarely been a better time for out-of-the-box approaches to stand up for American votes and our democracy. This issue features: Fair Vote 20th Anniversary- and a Salute to John Anderson, Your Primary Resource: 2012 Election Marathon Underway, Fair Voting Plans for Congress: There is a better way, 84th Academy Awards Showcase Ranked Choice Voting, Question of the Month
- Six cities had ranked choice voting ("IRV") elections this November, with voters being able to rank candidates in order of choice without fear of "spoiling" elections.
- Two more states approved the National Popular Vote plan for president: our biggest (California) and one of our smallest (Vermont).
- Proportional voting had a big year internationally, including being adopted by most Arab nations moving toward democracy. I
- Legislation to establish a constitutional right to vote has 48 sponsors.
- Posted: November 9, 2011
- Categories: Ranked Choice Voting, Ranked Choice Voting in Bay Area Elections, Home, FairVote
Tuesday, November 8, San Francisco held Rank Choice Voting elections for mayor, sheriff, and district attorney. FairVote has analyzed public electronic ballot images and results of the elections. Almost all ballots cast were valid, and many voters ranked more than one candidate, indicating that San Francisco voters understand RCV.
- Posted: November 7, 2011
- Categories: Home
FairVote, a non-profit, non-partisan election reform and research organization based in Takoma Park (MD), conducted a one-day survey of 122 early voters on Thursday, November 3 participating in Portland's first mayoral election in nearly a century. The survey reveals that Portland voters find their new ranked choice ballot easy to use and have experienced a mayoral campaign that has promoted civic engagement.
The Center for Voting and Democracy today released its new report on statewide recounts as the state of Wisconsin launches a statewide recount in a hotly contested election for a seat on its state supreme court. A Survey and Analysis of Statewide Election Recounts, 2000-2009 is available online, along with detailed data compiled for the report. Read on to see the key findings from the report.