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About FairVote-Center for Voting and Democracy


FairVote- The Center for Voting and Democracy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Takoma Park, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions.

FairVote Board members at a recent event (January 21, 2005)

FairVote  is dedicated to fair elections where every vote counts and all voters are represented. As a catalyst for reform, we conduct research, analysis, education and advocacy to build understanding of and support for more democratic voting systems. We promote full representation as an alternative to winner-take-all elections and instant runoff voting as an alternative to plurality elections and traditional runoff elections.

FairVote is a nonprofit organization that relies on charitable contributions from the public.

Support FairVote: We depend on charitable contributions from the public. You can donate online or send a contribution in the mail. Learn how to get involved or contact us at [email protected].  Thank you!

Directors, Advisory Committee, Staff and Interns



Board of Directors and Advisory Committee

CVD Chair  John B. Anderson
Vice-Chair Faye Park
Secretary Cynthia Terrell
Treasurer William Redpath

Executive Director Robert Richie


Program Director David Moon

Communications Director Ryan O'Donnell
Senior Analyst Terry Bouricius 
Senior Analyst Steven Hill
Senior Analyst  Caleb Kleppner

General Counsel Dan Johnson-Weinberger

Program Associates: Steven Hoeschele, Andrew Kirshenbaum and Maggie Vinter

Job listings and internships at the Center as well as housing information 


Founding CVD Board Member Wilma Rule,

Wilma Rule, a founding board member of the Center for Voting and Democracy and an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada-Reno died on January 15, 2004. She was a dedicated scholar whose focus was gender and politics, with particular interest in electoral systems. Read a tribute from her husband Irving Krauss. 

Supporters of FairVote

The following foundations have provided grants to FairVote for its programs. Those foundations with asterisks have provided support for activities in 2004 and beyond.

Arca Foundation Ms. Foundation
Deer Creek Foundation San Francisco Foundation
Ford Foundation Solidago Foundation
Herb Block Foundation Stern Family Fund
HKH Foundation Stewart Mott Charitable Trust
Joyce Foundation Vanguard Foundation
McKay Foundation Working Assets
Open Society Institute Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
Rockefeller Brothers Fund and individuals' support


Contact us

Address FairVote-Center for Voting and Democracy
6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 610
Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
Phone (301) 270-4616
Fax (301) 270-4133
E-mail [email protected]

 FairVote-The Center for Voting and Democracy has job listings and internships.

Contact the Webmaster

FairVote's Web site was designed by Matt Goldberg with updates by Ed LaBonte, Noah T. Winer, Matthew Hougan, Matthew Pierce, Caleb Kleppner, Matt Medeiros, Ajay Jain, Maritza Valenzuela, Christine Alvarez, Becky Sternburg, John Russell, John Adams, Dan O'Connor, James Green-Armytage, Katie Cerretani, Jill Dannay, Robert Loring, Andrew Kirshenbaum Candace Turitto and Danielle Goodreau.

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6930 Carroll Ave, Suite 610, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 270-4616        [email protected]