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How people elect parliaments

Electoral reform movement spreading across United States

Amid one of the most turbulent periods in US political history, campaigns for reforming the nation’s legislative election systems have been springing up across the nation in recent years. In … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 3 Comments

US states edge forward on automatic voter registration

A 10th US state has now legislated to automate the process of voter registration, bringing coverage up to 25% of the US population. In the United States automatic voter registration – … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Montana special congressional election turns violent

The election campaign to fill a vacant seat in the US House of Representatives has ended bizarrely, with the Republican candidate assaulting a journalist in front of witnesses the evening before … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maine preferential voting reform back to square one

A judicial interpretation of mid-19th century terminology has trashed the desire of the citizens of the US state of Maine to start electing their politicians by preferential voting. In November … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · 3 Comments

Runoff elections that went wrong

What could possibly go wrong in the next week of French presidential elections? The epic contest for the French presidency is being conducted according to the rules of two-round runoff … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maine voters endorse preferential choice voting

Amidst the drama of the historic presidential election on November 8, voters in the US state of Maine endorsed a ballot measure to adopt preferential voting. Using a public referendum, Maine … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

Maine voters consider shift to preferential voting

Voters in the US state of Maine will vote on November 8 on whether to approve a change to the state’s electoral law to introduce preferential voting for all state and … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · 2 Comments