Nash County
Nash County Board of Commissioners consists of seven members only one of whom is black, while 38% of the county, as a whole, is African American. In order to be fully represented, the African American population would require one more African American Commissioner. Commissioners are elected from specified districts in staggered elections to four-year terms. Many of the towns within Nash County are relatively small: seven out of ten have populations of less than 1,000, while the three largest ñ Sharpsburg, Red Oak and Nashville ñ all have populations of less than 4,000. Therefore while the county as whole could benefit from a workshop, none of the individual cities are large enough to attract a substantial audience.  
Recent Articles
October 19th 2009
A better election system
Lowell Sun

Election expert Doug Amy explains how choice voting can "inject new blood" into the elections of Lowell (MA), and give voters a greater incentive to participate.

October 16th 2009
Haven't Detroit voters spoken enough?
Livingston Daily

In Detroit, there have been three mayors in the past two years and the current one has come under scrutiny. Perhaps a system like instant runoff voting will help bring political stability to motor city.

August 21st 2009
Black candidate for Euclid school board to test new voting system
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Limited voting, a form of proportional voting, will be used in Euclid (OH), in the hopes of allowing better representation of minorities.

July 2nd 2009
Reforming Albany
New York Times

FairVote's Rob Richie responds in a letter to the editor making the case for proportional voting systems to bring substantive reform to New York's legislature.