California’s new top-two system has created wave of confusion among voters leading to rise in spoilt ballots
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.
Please don’t miss this chance to fundamentally level the playing field and improve our system of voting. We may never get another chance to upgrade and improve our democratic institutions on a state scale.
The win demonstrates the potential benefits of nonpartisan elections for independents and third party candidates
Majorities of voters support independent redistricting commissions, ranked choice voting and multi-member districts
In ranked choice voting systems, if a candidate gets a majority of the votes, 50%, plus 1, they win. This has the bonus of legitimizing the victory of the candidate, and helps them move forward to govern and lead.
Five bills in the New York legislature would implement ranked choice voting in New York city primaries
This NewsHereNow Oscars poll allows you, or anyone who is familiar with the Oscar-nominated movies, to rank the movies using a 1-2-3 ballot. And then computer software calculates which movie is really most popular.
With exciting projects like our push for approval voting in Fargo and general capacity building, we’ve reached the point where we have to bring on more staff. We’re hiring!
Rivals in mayoral contest are battling over whether city voters should get a chance to re-instate runoff elections
Alabama’s GOP-controlled state House has voted to end special elections for Senate seats