Tennessee Articles:
May 21st 2009
Herbkersman, Richie: Time to run off runoffs
The State

Runoffs after primaries can mean big plunges in voter turnout. Rob Richie and SC State Rep. Bill Herbkersman explain how IRV can achieve both majority consensus and eliminate separate, expensive runoffs.

May 5th 2009
Larry R. Bradley and Rob Richie: To increase voter turnout, try a more efficient election process
Omaha World-Herald

Op-ed by author Larry Bradley and FairVote Executive Director Rob Richie on why Omaha should dump its low turnout primaries in favor of instant runoff voting.

April 19th 2009
Why not voters' education for teens?
The Knoxville News Sentinel

Jack McElroy makes the case for 16-year-old advance registration and civics ed classes for Tennessee youth.

February 24th 2009
For parties, the more the merrier
The City Paper

Letter to the Editor that appears in Nashville's The City Paper. Talks about how instant runoff voting would allow voters to vote for independents.

November 13th 2008
Charter Club
Memphis Flyer

News article on the approval of IRV by Memphis voters.

October 16th 2008
Instant Runoff Voting
The Memphis Flyer

The Memphis Flyer comes out in favor of the instant runoff voting measure on the November ballot.

October 16th 2008
Instant runoff voting
Memphis Flyer

Memphis Flyer editorial in support of instant runoff voting.

May 22nd 2008
The Runoff Issue
Memphis Flyer

Memphis editorial in favor of its city's upcoming ballot measure on instant runoff voting.

May 21st 2008
Instant Runoff Voting Could be in City’s Future
The Daily News

The Memphis Charter Commission approves a proposed charter amendment that would put the idea of IRV to Memphis voters on the Nov. 4 ballot. Shelby County Board of Commissioners member Steve Mulroy explains IRV would help increase voter turnout and re

May 21st 2008
Instant Runoff Voting Could be in City’s Future
Memphis Daily News

News article on the Memphis (TN) charter commission placing the issue of adopting instant runoff voting for city elections on the November ballot.

May 2nd 2008
Voting Rights Are Too Important to Leave to the States
The New York Times

The New York Times' Adam Cohen makes the case for federal intervention in regulating elections to ensure equal voting rights for all.

April 24th 2008
Instant Runoff Voting could simplify things
Commercial Appeal Online

An Op-Ed explaining the benefits of IRV and why Memphis Charter Commission should put a referendum on the ballot to give Memphis residents the option of choosing IRV for city elections.

April 21st 2008
Make Electoral College reflect overall popular vote
Nashville Tennessean

Nashville Tennessean editorial board endorses National Popular Vote plan, citing lack of attention paid to most states and the possibility for popular vote losers to win the presidency.

April 10th 2008
Veterans Department Creates Roadblocks to Voter Registration for Injured Vets
AlterNet

Veterans, who put their lives on the line to defend the right to vote, can't register to vote because of roadblocks created by the Veterans Department.

April 9th 2008
House drops secretary of state from statewide elections measure

Tennessee House drops secretary of state from statewide elections bill, but many legistlators still plan to change how this office is choosen.