Are you ready to take the next step and become an active supporter
of full representation and instant runoff voting? That's great. We need
your help now! Below are a number of ways you can get involved. Also check out
page, which has details on more specific actions you can take.
Join The Center for Voting and Democracy
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to the Instant Runoff Initiative: This moderated listserve
has no more than two postings per day. Consider signing onto a local
state and federal legislation that implements, studies or allows full
representation (also called "proportional representation") or instant
runoff voting (IRV). In the 2003-2004 cycle, at
least twenty states have considered IRV legislation.
There is also federal legislation, including HR 415, the Congress 2006
Commission Act, to create a commission to analyze both the size of the
House and alternative voting methods.
guide to electoral reform.
Become a Democracy Activist -- Join or Create a Local Organization
Get involved with a voting
system reform group in your state, and check out our activism
page, with more specific ways you can get involved in
the reform movement. Please send new ideas, questions or thoughts to [email protected].
your Student Government Many schools around
the country have adopted full representation systems to elect their student
leaders. We have developed a student
activist kit to assist students' efforts. You can our office
at [email protected]
for assistance with choosing and implementing the right system for your school.
the word Tell your friends about the Center and have them
check out our web site. Word of mouth is the most powerful political tool ever
invented--be sure to use it!
Spread the brochures download materials
right onto your computer.
Make sure that all new voting
equipment purchased in your county or state is compatible with ballots that rank
the candidates After the Florida fiasco, there's a
widespread consensus that we need to invest in better voting equipment. This can
be a huge opportunity for the electoral reform movement, as punch cards and bad
optical scanners have been the biggest hurdle towards implementing instant
runoff voting and PR in many places. Now let's make sure that we do buy better
voting equipment and that any new equipment that is purchased is compatible with
ranked ballots, so if your state or county is interested in instant runoff
voting in a few years, we've already got the right equipment. Check out our citizen's
guide to voting equipment for more details and call
your local election authority.