IRV Op-Eds
October 29th 2009
Plurality voting rule is the real election spoiler
Baltimore Sun

In the midst of 3-way races in NJ and NY, FairVote board member and 1980 presidential candidate John Anderson makes the case for IRV over our flawed plurality system.

October 25th 2009
CHARTER AMENDMENT 3: County voters would lose power
The News Tribune

Amendment 3 to the Pierce county charter is an attempt by incumbent politicians to rig the system and prevent any serious challengers from competing. IRV is simply too fair and too democratic to not keep using in our electoral system.

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.

October 18th 2009
RCV: System results in more candidates
The News Tribune

Susan Eidenschink thinks that RCV should continue to be used in Washington.

October 15th 2009
Instant runoff voting will save money but not raise turnout
YourNabe.com

Candidate Lynne Serpe of New York's 22nd district wants the city to use IRV because it will make elections more democratic.

October 14th 2009
A Stone's Throw
The Aspen Times

Andy Stone runs through the positives and the negatives behind different voting systems.

September 8th 2009
A better election alternative for King County: ranked-choice voting
Seattle Times

Washington State activist writes, "take it both from the grass roots and from those who study elections for a living. We can save money, increase turnout and encourage positive campaigns by allowing our county's voters to consider adopting RCV."

June 11th 2009
Donít call Pierce Countyís ranked choice voting weird just because itís different
Tacoma News Tribune

Peter Callaghan of the Tacoma News Tribune explains that although many Pierce County residents may think that their recently implemented IRV system for county elections is "weird", they should give it a chance because it has many hidden advantages.

June 6th 2009
Jack Nagel: Accounting of IRV's flaws had its own
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Jack Nagel rebuts criticisms of IRV.

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.

March 18th 2009
In Defense of IRV
Seven Days

FairVote's Terry Bouricius explains why Burlington's elections are much better under instant runoff voting than they were when the city used runoff elections.

March 11th 2009
Jay Benanav and Jane Prince: Instant-Runoff Voting belongs on the ballot this fall in St. Paul
The Pioneer Press

Op-ed by former St. Paul Council Member Jay Benanav and his former legislative aide Jane Prince on why St. Paul voters should adopt instant runoff voting, which should be on the ballot this fall.

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