Proportional Voting Elections Held Around the World

UN Security CouncilThis month, democracies ranging from economic superpowers to those conducting elections for the first time in decades, conducted elections using proportional voting systems. These elections, including those conducted in Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Afghanistan, and Poland provide clear lessons for the United States in demonstrating how a switch to a proportional voting system might solve some of the common political problems we face, such as under-representation of women, communities of color, and the full range of the political spectrum, as well as limited voter choice and poor voter participation.

[Read FairVote's Analysis of 2005 International Proportional Voting Elections]