IRV Op-Eds
March 10th 2009
Let's start instant runoffs and cut our election costs
Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar proposes instant runoff voting as the solution to the city's problems with runoff costs and voter fatigue.

March 7th 2009
Opinion: A cheaper, quicker, more civil way to run San Jose elections: instant runoffs
San Jose Mercury News

New America Foundation Political Reform Program Deputy Director Blair Bobier advocates for instant runoff voting as a way to cut the cost of elections in San Jose in half, as IRV would only require one election.

March 2nd 2009
My Turn: City voters fortunate to have IRV
Burlington Free Press

Vee Gordon, the legislative chairwoman of the League of Women Voters of Vermont, discusses why she thinks Burlington voters are lucky to vote in instant runoff voting elections.

March 1st 2009
A local twist to the vacancy dilemma
Takoma Voice

FairVote Democracy Fellow Erik Connell explains why neither appointments nor having two elections are good ideas for vacancy elections. He offers instant runoff voting as the most sensible solution.

February 25th 2009
More economical solution to costly special election

FairVote Democracy Fellow Erik Connell details the pitfalls of runoff elections: cost and low turnout. He advocates instant runoff voting as the solution to these problems.

February 20th 2009
Pros and cons of a top-two primary
Los Angeles Times

Steven Hill, Director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation, advocates instant runoff voting as an alternative to State Senator Abel Maldonado's proposed top-two primary.

February 17th 2009
OPINION: Connecticut is Ready for IRV
Lyme Times

An Op-Ed piece in which Marilyn Mackay, of the League of Women Voters of Southeastern Connecticut, writes about how IRV would put Connecticut at the top of the charts when it comes to low-cost, democratic, fair, and equal opportunity elections.

September 9th 2008
Time to vote, already
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Op-Ed suggesting that Minnesota consider IRV.

June 16th 2008
Instant voting beats a runoff
The News Observer

FairVote North Carolina IRV Director and N.C Fair Share Lynice Williams explain the benefits of IRV over runoff elections: higher voter turnout, low cost elections, better representation...

June 10th 2008
Instant Runoff Voting: a democracy saver

Tad Daley, JD, PhD, Writing Fellow International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Nobel Peace Laureate explains why IRV could revitalize democracy in Los Angeles (CA) and more especially in Los Angeles County (CA).

May 28th 2008
Instant runoff election is true to democracy
Arizona Daily Star

The voter advocate Jim Sinex explains why IRV would allow fair elections to take place in the city of Tucson (AZ).

April 28th 2008
Time to run off runoffs
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Texas’ April 8th runoff election experienced a dramatic decline in voter turnout from the March 4th initial round, Rob Richie explains why this huge turnout decrease makes the case for IRV.

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