Instant-runoff voting

Elections in the state will let voters rank candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one.
The Republican Party has a problem in its presidential nomination process. As it turns toward holding winner-take-all contests
Super Tuesday has come and gone, but headlines about Donald Trump's dominance would have been very different if the elections
With our current plurality voting rules, Trump's success depends less on what most voters want than on the vagaries of whether certain candidates drop out.
The Electoral College system can be improved. The first improvement needed is to make every voter count. The second is for every voter to count equally. And the third is to elect a president who is supported by a majority of the voters. This is not a partisan issue.
Range voting eliminates spoilers and splitting the vote between two good candidates. It gives voters a chance to show how much they dislike someone, rather than just being silent. For these reasons, Range Voting is superior to Instant Runoff Voting.
As voting method nerds who appreciate the values of ranked choice voting (RCV) elections, we at FairVote got a kick out of the Los Angeles Times running a front-page story today on the RCV system. Unfortunately, the news story itself is a big disappointment.
The erosion of democracy and the narrowing of electoral choice in the U.S. are detrimental to most any issue, from the economy and health care to foreign wars.
The bottom line is that voting laws that may seem "daring" can quickly become "normal." These reforms have significantly improved elections in Takoma Park, and we expect them to take hold soon in more and more local and state elections around the United States.
The runoff election for the the Democratic nomination for New York City public advocate is on Tuesday, October 1. Neither
Looking at turnout in primary elections, both this year and over time, points to one of the particularly disturbing realities of participation in the United States.
FairVote conducted an exit survey in the Ward 5 vacancy election for city council in Takoma Park, Maryland. After collecting the exit surveys, we became particularly interested in the demographic data we collected about the participants.
Before pundits rush on to talk of the general election and its dwindling number of swing states, we should reflect on the nomination contest and the impact of its rules.
Contrary to what many analysts are saying, the actual delegate count for Romney to date is far closer to what it would have been if winner-take-all rules had been used rather than a fully proportional system.
The national media is in a frenzy about the Republican contest in tonight's Iowa caucuses. Unfortunately, most journalists seem to be getting the story wrong -- and a key reason is not understanding or even thinking about the rules and their implications.
This election really embodied the attitude of Maine people -- friendly, cordial, and full of depth and caring. Mayor-elect
We're approaching a time where states and cities will have an easy decision to make: uphold majority rule in one election or keep a plurality voting system that delivers questionable results and broken politics.
The root of the problem with today's presidential elections is the winner-take-all rule established by statute in nearly every state.
• Public financing of campaigns. • Free media time for campaigns. • Universal/automatic voter registration. • Direct election
The case for voting for AV in Britain is simple. The country no longer has a two-party system, yet has a voting system that