Limited Voting -- A Simple, Compromise Proportional Representation MethodOf all the proportional representation systems currently used in the U.S., limited voting is the simplest to understand. In limited voting, voters cast fewer votes than there are seats to be elected, so ensuring that a majority group can control the majority of seats, but not all seats. The greater the difference between the number of seats and the number of votes, the greater the opportunities for fair representation. Versions of limited voting are used in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia (PA), Hartford (CT) and many jurisdictions across North Carolina and Alabama. It has been used successfully to resolve several Voting Rights Act cases.