February 17th 2009
OPINION: Connecticut is Ready for IRV
Lyme Times

An Op-Ed piece in which Marilyn Mackay, of the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut, writes about how IRV would put Connecticut at the top of the charts when it comes to low-cost, democratic, fair, and equal opportunity elections.

January 18th 2007
Vote By Numbers
The New Haven Advocate

An interview with Caleb Kleppner about IRV.

August 24th 2006
Joe Lieberman's independent political test: genuine reform
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

FairVote Board Chair and 1980 independent presidential candidate John Anderson thinks Senate candidate Joe Lieberman could bolster his independent credentials by championing instant runoff voting and other reforms to boost voter choice.

August 3rd 2006
Election to be held open for military votes
Boston Globe

State officials agreed Wednesday to hold open Connecticut's Aug. 8 federal primary elections until Aug. 25 to ensure that absentee ballots from residents serving overseas in the military are counted.

August 2nd 2006
Justice Dept. Agreement Will Help Protect Rights of Military and Overseas Citizens to Vote in 2006 Connecticut Primary Elections

The Justice Department today announced that it has reached an agreement with Connecticut officials to help ensure that military and overseas voters have an opportunity to participate fully in the state's Aug. 8, 2006, federal primary election.

December 9th 2005
More Choice in Elections
The New York Times

FairVote Chairman, John Anderson, praises Connecticut's step forward on public financing of elections but criticizes provisions that restrict third parties and independents, while calling for instant runoff voting and proportional voting.

January 3rd 2003
'Instant runoff voting' would promote democracy in state
New Haven Register

The use of instant runoff voting (IRV) can promote democracy in primaries and general elections within Connecticut states Jeffry Larson.

July 8th 2001
Letter to the editor
The New London Day

Connecticut needs to implement an instant runoff voting (IRV) system in order to have every vote count equally in each election argues David Brensilver.


Legislation and Litigation
  • HB. No. 6617 The joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to elections shall conduct a study of elections statutes and, not later than January 1, 2006, shall submit a report to the General Assembly on its findings and recommendations.