Courts impose ranked-choice voting to remedy redistricting. It permits courts to correct redistricting without creating too many districts.
Election Methods articles on Democracy Chronicles
This election methods reform section will highlight alternatives to the widely used plurality voting system like approval, ranked and instant-runoff voting. See our entire section called Voting Methods Central. Also see our section on American democracy.
How much does an election cost? For a democracy as old as that of the United States of America, the answer is surprisingly unclear.
“Thanks to absentee ballots, drop-off boxes, curbside voting, people with disabilities turned out in record numbers in the 2020 election”.
Some residents are suggesting that if Gov. Gavin Newsom is recalled, they plan to type in his name as the “replacement” governor.
The results of the August 2021 mayoral primary, which was the first time vouchers were used in a Seattle mayor’s contest, were divided.
A coupon for every qualified voter who votes is an example of a fiscal carrot to encourage voting: Fill out a ballot and get a check.
Seattle’s democracy voucher program is a trailblazer but there are important questions that need to be answered about that program.
A state trial court in Alaska affirmed the top-four initiative voted by voters in 2020 on July 29. 3AN-20-9532, Kohlhaas v State.
When it came to whether New York’s new ranked voting system worked, supporters and critics gave simple yes-or-no answers.
Because primaries aren’t a key factor in why Congress is so polarized, changing how they work may not do much to alleviate the problem.