RCV has some theoretical and historically observed flaws, and should be assessed for pros and cons before adoption.
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.
Battle Over Ranked Voting Rages Nationwide
Advocates of ranked-choice voting say it helps women and people of color candidates participate in a more democratic election system.
North Dakota Legislature Bans Ranked And Approval Voting
North Dakota has passed a bill banning approval voting, which allows voters to choose multiple candidates, in Fargo and beyond.
How Big Should The House Of Representatives Be?
We all know that democracy is about words and law, oratory and policy. But democracy is also about math. This is one of its most interesting features.
Trump Calls For Election Of Principals By School Parents
Former President Donald Trump launched a fired-up culture war… at American classrooms, calling… for certification of “patriotic teachers.
Bill Looks To Remove Straight Party Voting From Oklahoma
Senate Bill 568,…by Democratic State Senator Mary Boren looks to amend parts of Oklahoma law, removing the straight party option.
Signature Drive Begins To Rid Alaska Of Ranked Voting
Alaska Lt. Gov. certified an application for petition that, if successful, would get rid of…ranked choice voting…and non-partisan primary.
Local Kentucky Races Decided By Coin Toss
When there is a tie in an election, how do you make a decision? According to state law, a coin toss will suffice in Kentucky.
Billionaire Mark Cuban Promotes New Voting System
Cuban believes that the two-party system is not fair and does not represent a large part of the electorate, the ranked-choice system is the lesser evil.
Louisiana Uses ‘Jungle Primaries’. What Does That Mean?
In a “jungle primary” or “majority vote primary,” all candidates regardless of party run against each other on the same ballot.