Limited Voting -- A Simple, Compromise Proportional Representation Method
Of 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.

September 12th 2005
Facts and Figures About Afghanistan's Elections
Reuters AlertNet

Afghanistan goes to the polls on Sept. 18 to elect a lower house of parliament and councils in each of its 34 provinces. This articles discusses key facts and figures about the election design, including the use of the single non-transferable vote (a

October 24th 2004
Proposition 62: Reform or deform?
San Francisco Call

Steven Hill and Roy Ulrich comment on California's Proposition 62, misnamed "Voter Choice Open Primary Initiative," which would put only the top two vote getters in the primary on the final ballot, even if they are from the same party.

December 4th 2003
PNG adopts new voting system for by-election

Papua New Guinea has adopted a limited voting system.

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