Fair Vote

FairVote acts to transform our elections to achieve universal access to participation, a full spectrum of meaningful ballot choices and majority rule with fair representation for all.  As a catalyst for change, we build support for innovative strategies to win a constitutionally protected right to vote, universal voter registration, a national popular vote for president, instant runoff voting and proportional representation.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Friday, November 12, 2010
Suffragium Ex Machina: Voting Machine Monopolies and a Different Kind of Public Option
In a Nutshell:
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Newswire article
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Rhode Island Legislature Overrides Electoral Reform Vetoes
The Rhode Island State Senate and House of Representatives yesterday voted to override two gubernatorial vetoes of landmark electoral reform legislation, thereby enacting FairVote-initiated measures allowing voter pre-registration for 16 and 17-year-olds and mandating popular elections to fill all U.S. Senate vacancies.
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Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Motion Picture Academy Adopts Instant Runoff Voting for Best Picture
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced this week that it will use instant runoff voting to choose its honoree for Best Picture, ensuring that the most celebrated movie of the year is one with strong support among Academy members. Used by the Academy in Best Picture voting before 1945, which was the last time ten pictures were nominated, instant runoff voting (IRV) is a system in which voters rank their preferences in order of choice.
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Monday, August 10, 2009
Martinez Resignation Highlights Need for Elections to Fill Senate Vacancies
Florida U.S. Senator Mel Martinez has announced that he will resign this fall, more than a year before the end of this term. Gov. Charlie Crist, a leading candidate for the seat, is now in the position to decide who will fill the office in the interim, with the expectation of a placeholder candidate who likely will be a weak representative for one of our largest states.
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