A new study argues that in 2020, states that implemented no-excuse absentee voting did not have higher turnout than states that did not.
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.
The passage of Ballot Measure 2 has changed the way voters in Alaska vote in state and federal elections in two significant ways:
Congress can make a simple adjustment to reverse rising polarization: have its members to be chosen by a simple majority of votes.
Tishaura Jones, Treasurer of St. Louis, Missouri and Cara Spencer, the Alderwoman, advanced from the primary for Mayor on March 2, 2021.
The “gilets jaunes”, like Brexiteers and Trump supporters, are pushing for direct democracy which they argue should be eased by tech.
As St Louisans head to the polls today they will experiment approval voting system that allows them to vote not for one candidate but many.
Election for the next 2nd Ward alderwoman of Belvidere, Illinois, ended in a flip coin that brought broke the tie in the city primary.
Wyoming’s legislature rejected a resolution to amend the Constitution such that voters would have to approve any new taxes or tax hikes.
Over 90 US college campuses now use ranked choice voting as Georgia State University adopts the highly valued election method.
The rise of extremism in American politics is why political reform must seek to marginalize, to the extent possible, these destabilizing forces.