Runoff Problems

Ashville Citizen-Times
Too many elective offices in N.C. turns off voters and also doesn't advance true needs of government. Account of runoff elections this summer in North Carolina, highlighting the low turnout and high cost.
August 21, 2004

The Charlotte Observer Do runoff elections reflect voters' will? Editorial suggesting that low turnout undermines recent runoff elections' legitimacy.
August 20, 2004

The Daily Tar Heel Bill seeks to revamp runoffs: Luebke to propose instant voting law. State Representative Paul Luebke's proposal to use instant runoff voting to end the runoff problems.
September 9, 2004

Early Voting

The Charlotte Observer Board rethinks Sunday voting. A proposal in Mecklenburg County to boost turnout by allowing early voting on a Sunday runs into controversy as partisan county commissioners dispute its fairness.
October 21, 2004

Lost Votes

The News and Observer
N.C. voting problems: 2004 edition. A brief rundown of the various electoral problems affecting several counties throughout North Carolina.
November 22, 2004

The Charlotte Observer N.C. Officials Resign Over Voting Problems. Account of election problems in Gaston County, which led to the resignation of two election board members.
December 16, 2004

The News and Observer Legal cloud over agriculture revote: State high court likely to get case. The lost votes in Carteret County lead to another statewide election being called for Commissioner of Agriculture, but the legality of this move is still unclear.
December 31,2004

Washington Daily News NC Offended Democrat says Cobb should concede race: The likely cost of a statewide revote increases feeling against it.
January 5, 2005

News Record Judge calls off agriculture race revote: No consensus on how best to settle the disputed race. January 13, 2005

The News and Observer
Concession ends doubt in agriculture post race Britt Cobb concedes, making Steve Troxler commissioner for agriculture.
February 5, 2005

Legal Disputes

ABC 11 N.C. Judge declines injunction over provisional ballots. Coverage of Republican candidate for Superintendent of Education Bill Fletcher's campaign to get the provisional ballots of voters who voted in the wrong precinct discounted.
November 29, 2004

Asheville Citizen Times One set of rules for all political races, please. Comment on how political parties attempt to twist election disputes to their own advantage.
December 31, 2004

The Charlotte Observer Throwing out ballots. The State Supreme Court rules in Fletcher's favor, and 11,310 provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct are disqualified.
February 6, 2005

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.