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.
American Local Elections articles on Democracy Chronicles
American local elections like county and city government elections are true laboratories of democracy. A surprising number of the laws that manage American elections are decided locally. So get involved wherever you are to build a better democracy. Also see our section on American democracy and our articles on American State Elections.
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.
Voters would have three choices: independence, statehood and free association with the United States similar to some other island states.
The transition from dialogue to monologue accelerates as the number of people to be persuaded increases. The larger the number of people, the less free some of them are to participate in the process.
To build new voting machinery that differs from the existing machinery in important ways, we must first identify flaws in the existing machinery. I’ll look at some of those flaws and ways of correcting them.
At a time when many politicians use the term limits issue as a talking point, politicians in Brookhaven County have passed a resolution that would add more years onto their terms of service, not less.