Some critics of the US electoral process contend that most voters don’t have many options when they cast their ballots in November.
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The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has rejected a GOP-led attempt to prevent implementation of a new mail-in voting law.
“Civic duty voting” advocates argue that it will alter election campaigns by mobilizing the base to appeal to a wider audience.
Non-partisan elections and primary-election innovations, like Alaska’s adoption of the Top-4 primary, have fundamental differences.
Seattle will determine whether to adopt a new system of voting that would allow voters to choose as many candidates as they like.
With the plurality system, if the winner has only one-third of the votes, that means two-thirds were on the losing side of the vote, expert.
Partisan primaries followed by a plurality-winner general election is a sensible way for an electorate to make a clear policy choice?
Washington Post columnist Henry Olsen calls on Congress to find a bipartisan accord to abolish gerrymandering, offering three options.
When a candidate takes office without a majority vote the question is whether the outcome could be different if narrowed to two frontrunners.
There are paper cups with eight different kinds of M&M near the entrance to Amalga Distillery in Juneau for a mock ranked choice vote.