Op-Eds
October 19th 2009
Mandatory Voting? Automatic Registration? How Un-American!
Huffington Post

President of Air America Media, Mark Green, explains why Instant Runoff Voting, Automatic Registration and Mandatory Voting are not only important but could lead to a more democratic society.

September 30th 2009
Can a 17-year-old register to vote? It depends
Ventura County Star

"Most Californians register to vote not because a political cause has touched their heart, but rather because they checked a box on a form at the Department of Motor Vehicles when they received or renewed their driverís license."

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies
Politico

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.

September 4th 2009
It's time to elect all U.S. senators
Miami Herald

Rob Richie, in a piece published throughout McClatchy papers' newswires, explains why convenience and expediency should not trump principle when choosing our U.S. Senators.

August 25th 2009
Successor can wait
Scripps Howard News Service

Opinion columnist says that Massachusetts should stick to special elections to fill Senate vacancies, cites FairVote research.

May 14th 2009
No more appointed senators
Baltimore Sun

FairVote's David Segal argues for an end to the filling of Senate vacancies by appointment, and supports a national movement to have those vacancies filled through democratic elections.

October 30th 2008
Feds must modernize voter registration to end fraud
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In an opinion piece, FairVote's Rob Richie and Adam Fogel explain how federal and state officials can modernize the U.S. voter registration system.

April 19th 2008
All who will be 18 by fall should get to vote
Concord Monitor

FairVote's Adam Fogel argues that New Hampshire's state parties should take the lead on giving eligible 17-year-olds the right to vote in their primary elections.

October 4th 2007
Fumbling toward democracy
The Hill

FairVoteís program director argues that states should use elections to fill U.S. Senate vacancies.

July 24th 2007
Filibuster of D.C. Voting Rights Bill Unconscionable
Roll Call

Kathy Kemper urges opponents of the D.C. Voting Rights Act not to filibuster--a voting rights bill has not been filibustered since the dark days of segregation.

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