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.

May 30th 2001
Limit voting to expand democracy
Raleigh News and Observer

FairVote's Lee Mortimer argues that establishing a limited voting system would eliminate the problems of single-member district elections.

March 1st 2001
New Means for Political Empowerment in the Asian Pacific American Community
Asian American Policy Review

January 11th 2001
Can We Keep Diverse Voice In Our Civic Dialog?
Charlotte Observer

An article advocating the use of cumulative voting, instant runoff voting, and limited voting to represent an increasingly diverse electorate.

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