Voters overwhelmingly made their city the first in the US to adopt approval voting, an alternative voting method in which voters can vote for as many candidates as they approve of.
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The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. soil.
A unique mathematical model has been developed by two economics professors that shines new light on representative politics in a refreshing way.
To understand the public opinion on the election process, Democracy Fund checked the collection of data from 2008 to 2016 through the Cooperative Congressional Election Study.
Practical Democracy is a bottom-up process that lets every member of the community participate to the full extent of each individual’s desire and ability. The process corrects the flaws in the present system.
Given our candidate-centric culture, how do parties continue to provide value to their candidates? What will their role be in the future of politics?
We’re all curious how approval voting stands in Fargo for the upcoming ballot measure. So over the last week, the Center for Election Science contracted a poll with Prime46, a local polling agency in North Dakota.
Jennifer Lawrence is getting involved in local politics by posting a video seeking citizen support for the Memphis instant runoff voting system.
Travis County received a record 35,000 applications on the final day of voter registration, leaving officials there only days to input the data.
Citizens whose votes have been rejected can resubmit their ballots or vote in person, but advocates say that this puts an undue burden on voters.