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Everyone should have the right to vote in free and fair elections regardless of who they are or where they live. To that end, FairVote advocates for enshrining an affirmative right to vote in the U.S. Constitution. In pursuit of that ideal, FairVote works to enact policies at the federal, state, and local levels that are consistent with our conviction that voting is not a privilege, but a right.



Bipartisan Support for Congressional Representation for D.C.
DC VRA Passes House Committee on Government Reform 29-4
The DC Fair and Equal House Voting Rights Act of 2006 (H.R. 5388), sponsered by Republicans Tom Davis and Christopher Shays and Democrats Eleanor Holmes Norton and Henry Waxman, highlights the potential of broader statutory reforms like proportional voting. By increasing House size to 437 members, it would give Utah an additional seat that would be elected statewide in 2008 and 2010 by exempting Utah from the 1967 law mandating one-seat House districts. The bill would also increase the size of the Electoral College to 539 electors, greatly reducing the chance of a tie.

On May 18th, H.R. 5388 passed the House Committee on Government Reform by a vote of 29-4. It now moves to the House Judiciary Committee.

[ More about the DC VRA ]
[ More about DC Voting Rights ]
[ The case for a constitutional right to vote ]
[ More about changes to House size ]
[ Jack Kemp Op-Ed in Townhall.com ]


 
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 27th 2009
Giving teens a civic voice
The Fayetteville Observer

In January, North Carolina will become the third state to implement FairVote-endorsed youth preregistration.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.