State Guidelines for Implementing Full Representation and IRV in Your State
This page offers a collection of information on laws and constitutional guidelines for putting full representation and instant runoff voting into effect in various states. Note that in some cases, the law is unclear, and our assessments are open to interpretation. In locations where the Voting Rights Act applies, this may further limit options for election systems, unless it can be proven that changes do not discriminate against protected minorities

We currently have documents for the following states, with more to follow soon:

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.