Legislative Elections in Mexico
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Since 1994, FairVote has followed Mexico's progress toward free and fair elections. What was a fraud-ridden, one-party state a generation ago has evolved into respected representative democracy: professionalized and permanent election administration, top-notch electronic voting equipment, independent redistricting, and several seats elected under proportional voting. This guararantees representation to significant communities of interest who may not find expression through the winner-take-all, single-member district elections making up the remainder of its legislature.

Mexico held its first substantively competitive, multi-party elections in 2000. FairVote frequently analyzes the results of elections to its Chamber of Deputies for proportionality and overall level of voter choice. You can view our studies using the links at left.

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.