by Drew Spencer // June 18, 2013 //
FairVote has consistently been at the forefront of critical analysis of Top Two. Now, we are proud to announce a new Policy Perspective detailing a simple reform that could help to resolve nearly all of Top Two's maladies in a way that both accommodates the goals of Top Two supporters and the criticisms of its opponents.
With our pledge to Stand with Voters FairVote asserts that it's time to fight for democratic principle over partisan politicking. Promoting and protecting our representative democracy is far more important than seeking short-term advantage in electoral rules.
by Drew Spencer // March 8, 2013 //
Among news coverage surrounding the upcoming landmark Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which will decide the constitutionality of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, Jerome Gray has received partiuclar attention.. Gray has had a remarkable career as a community organizer, including helping to make sure fair voting systems were effective for African American voters.
by Devin McCarthy // August 9, 2013 //
In New Hampshire's large multi-member districts, voters have the ability to vote for gender parity - and they do.
by Matt DeWilde // October 17, 2013 //
Trinidad and Tobago has always elected its legislature using a winner-take-all system, but a new bill is bringing proportional representation to the island nation.
by Devin McCarthy // December 23, 2013 //
The greatest speech in American history may only have come into being because the Battle of Gettysburg took place in a battleground state.