Research & Analysis
For years, FairVote has written widely and substantively about important democracy issues and has performed groundbreaking research on elections at home and abroad.
We pursue innovative research to demonstrate the flaws in America's election laws, understanding that reform solutions should only come after successfully defining the problems we want to solve. Examples include a report on a range of ways the parties could improve their presidential nomination processes; a bi-annual report on how runoff and primary elections affect voter turnout; congressional election analyses that provide state-by-state details on lack of competition and fair representation over the past 14 House elections; and an exhaustive review of preparation (and lack thereof) on ballot design and prevention of long voting lines in hundreds of counties during the 2008 elections.
Research Reports analyze American and international election systems, studying their effects on voter participation, fairness in representation, and competitive choice.
Policy Perspectives provide elected officials, reform advocates, and the media with analyses of elections and electoral reform issues at every level of government.
Democracy Innovations introduce new ideas and strategies to advance our vision of a democracy that respects every vote and every voice.