The battle over instituting a Maine ranked choice voting continues as legislature taking steps forward
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 Election Methods Central. Also see our section on Election Reform in America.
Pushing smarter voting methods has the potential to change lives in the world at a fundamental level. There are few opportunities for this level of impact.
A ranked-choice voting system was shot down by Maine’s highest court in a setback for election method
Malawi has softened up on its earlier position regarding implementation of the proposed electoral reforms
The end of the Texas straight-ticket voting system brings the state closer to national norms
This is the final article in a series analyzing the 12 best voting-systems. It is a long and detailed comparison of twelve voting-systems by four standards.
Third parties will almost never have a candidate on the general election ballot if this passed into law
We’ve seen a different picture of French elections under alternative voting methods before. Fortunately, we’ll all get another look as an alternative voting method analysis is again underway.
Merging Condorcet’s and Borda’s ideas creates an election method better than instant runoff
If a candidate gets elected that is both not preferred by a majority, then you’ve got a problem. A voting method that regularly makes that bad decision is not a voting method you want.