Books to Download
Doug Amy's BookTHE NEED FOR REFORM: American elections are in serious trouble. The symptoms are everywhere. One of the most obvious is our dismal level of voter turnout. While many other Western democracies routinely enjoy turnout rates of 80%-90%, we are lucky to get half of eligible voters to the polls. Something is very wrong when most Americans don’t bother to vote most of the time.

Various reforms intended to solve our election problems have been suggested, including voter registration efforts, campaign finance reform, and term limits. Recently, however, another proposal has been getting increasing attention: switching from our traditional winner-take-all voting system to one of a number of full representation election systems — sometimes known as proportional representation systems or PR.

In this book, Prof. Douglas Amy makes the case for improving American elections with proportional voting systems.

[Download Douglas Amy's Book - .pdf 237 KB]

Millennial Manifesto book touts IRV and full representation: Scott Beale of MillennialPolitics.Com has written a youth activist handbook that examines the issues, individuals, and organizations that are shaping the modern youth movement. This chapter highlights instant runoff voting and full representation a political reform agenda.

Overruling Democracy, Jamie Raskin
(Taylor & Francis Books, Inc., 2003)  Read extracts on proportional representation and instant runoff voting.
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.