Happy Election Day! Election Day is arguably a good day to reconsider how we vote. Here's Wikipedia's article about election systems, which presents ideas for alternatives to plurality voting. I like instant-runoff voting (or "IRV"), which is essentially what political conventions normally do, as they gradually eliminate unpopular candidates through repeated rounds of voting. I also like approval voting, which minimizes dissatisfaction while eliminating strategic voting.

Happy Election Day! Election Day is arguably a good day to reconsider how we vote. Here's Wikipedia's article about election systems, which presents ideas for alternatives to plurality voting. I like instant-runoff voting (or "IRV"), which is essentially what political conventions normally do, as they gradually eliminate unpopular candidates through repeated rounds of voting. I also like approval voting, which minimizes dissatisfaction while eliminating strategic voting.

Instant Runoff Voting. better than "lesser of two evils" voting.

better than "lesser of two evils" voting.

Why Major and Minor Parties Should Support Instant Runoff Voting

Why Major and Minor Parties Should Support Instant Runoff Voting

MPR News: Instant Runoff Voting Explained

will hold its first instant runoff voting election. Minneapolis started using IRV (aka ranked choice voting) in MPR.

Ranked choice voting is a simple but meaningful change to elections.

A woman who lives with anxiety and depression explains what it's like to have your "irrational" fears come true after the 2016 presidential election.

Sightline's Guide to Voting Systems for Electing an Executive Officer (via Sightline Institute) (9 May 2017) Establishes recommended criteria for determining the most meaningful voting system and analyzes a variety of voting systems under those criteria (e.g., plurality, instant runoff voting).

Sightline’s Guide to Methods for Electing an Executive Officer

FairVote acts to transform our elections to achieve secure access to participation for all, a full spectrum of meaningful ballot choices and majority rule with fair representation. 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 voting.

Dubious Democracy: Fair Vote tracks the level of competition and accuracy of representation in US House elections in the last 20 years.

Instant‐runoff voting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Instant‐runoff voting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ranked ballots are an element of an electoral system. . . . Ranked ballots can be used in a Proportional Representation system like BC's Single Transferable Vote (STV) . . .  OR . . .  it can be used in a Winner-Take-All System like Alternative Vote. . .    AV is also known as "Preferential Voting." AV is also known as "Instant-runoff voting #IRV.   I tried my hand at a cartoon:

Ranked ballots are an element of an electoral system. . . . Ranked ballots can be used in a Proportional Representation system like BC's Single Transferable Vote (STV) . . . OR . . . it can be used in a Winner-Take-All System like Alternative Vote. . . AV is also known as "Preferential Voting." AV is also known as "Instant-runoff voting #IRV. I tried my hand at a cartoon:

Voting Rights Roundup: Court rules Texas GOP intentionally...

Daily Kos Elections early voting roundup—A reminder as we sprint to the finish: Geography matters

Ranked Choice Voting  / Instant Runoff- FairVote

Ranked Choice Voting / Instant Runoff- FairVote

Instant Runoff Voting - Voting Theory by mathispower4u - Teaching Resources - TES

My Further Maths students were getting frustrated at the lack of interesting revision resources I could find for them online - so I started to make my own. Here are a couple of revision clocks (thanks for sharing the idea).

2016 is in the books. If you want to have a better outcome next time: Pass a national popular vote Pass state-by-state instant runoff voting so Greens have a chance and Bernie wouldn’t have been stopped by a rigged primary Support independent media, because none of this works if you have to rely on MSNBC and Fox News.

The Constitution lets the electoral college choose the winner. They should choose Clinton.

2016 is in the books. If you want to have a better outcome next time: Pass a national popular vote Pass state-by-state instant runoff voting so Greens have a chance and Bernie wouldn’t have been stopped by a rigged primary Support independent media, because none of this works if you have to rely on MSNBC and Fox News.

Following the 2016 elections, Republicans gained complete control over the state governments of Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, and New Hampshire. They have swiftly used their newfound power to attempt anti-union legislation in all four states, while...

Voter suppression and anti-union laws work in tandem when the GOP takes over a state's government

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