In the News
March 18th 2009
Still Broken
The New York Times

The New York Times Editorial Board endorses a range of election reforms, including universal voter registration and national standards for election administration.

March 16th 2009
Shut Out at the Polls
The Washington Post

The Washington Post Editorial Board advocates for modernizing the outdated voter registration system in the U.S.

February 26th 2009
Senate Passes Bill Giving the District a House Vote
The Washington Post

The U.S. Senate passed the DC House Voting Rights Act, but attached an amendment that would eliminate most of the District's gun control laws.

February 24th 2009
Drive to enfranchise DC clears Senate hurdle
Associated Press

The U.S. Senate votes 62-34 to move the DC House Voting Rights Act forward.

February 23rd 2009
Never turn away a voter
Detroit Free Press

The author calls for a host of election reforms to improve the voting process in Michigan.

February 18th 2009
Well Take It
The New York Times

The New York Times Editorial Board endorses the DC Voting Rights Act of 2009.

February 3rd 2009
The U.S. is ready for election reform
Rochester Post Bulletin

Columnist Bill Boyne makes the case for election reform, including, universal voter registration, instant runoff voting and a national popular vote for president.

January 31st 2009
Wash. considers online voting for overseas voters
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Washington's Secretary of State Sam Reed is proposing an on-line voting system for overseas voters. Washington and Arizona currently allow on-line voter registration.

January 29th 2009
Over-mighty governors
The Economist

The Economist cites FairVote in call for special elections to fill Senate vacancies.

January 28th 2009
Hoyer Says He Will Soon Bring Bill to House Floor
The Washington Post

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer vows to bring the DC House Voting Rights Act to the floor "in the very near future."

January 28th 2009
Senate Selection Scam
The Nation

FairVote cited in opinion piece calling for special elections to fill all Senate vacancies.

January 27th 2009
Cheh eyes same-day sign-up to vote
The Washington Times

The Washington, DC City Council is considering a range of election reforms, including same day registration and no-excuse absentee voting.

January 25th 2009
Uphold the Voting Rights Act
The New York Times

A New York Times editorial urges the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

January 24th 2009
Don't Name That Senator
New York Times

Rhode Island State Representative and FairVote Analyst David Segal argues for special elections for senatorial vacancies and for instant runoff voting.

January 24th 2009
How Not to Pick a Senator
Washington Post

Editorial calls for special elections to fill Senatorial vacancies.

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