Video Library
Videos on Proportional Representation:
  • NEW FairVote Choice Voting Animation explains how choice voting works.
  • John Cleese on PR - Actor John Cleese explains the basics of proportional voting. British comedian and actor John Cleese (of Monty Python, Rat Race, A Fish Called Wanda fame) uses humor and common sense to explain the benefits of a choice voting proportional system for British elections. Though this segment was created on behalf of a political party in the U.K., it is perhaps one of the better proportional voting advocacy pieces for a lay audience in existence. The film clip is approximately 10 minutes long and was made in 1985. [Short Version] [Full Length Version]
  • Steven Hill on PR and the Electoral College - Author-activist Steven Hill on Fox News discusses proportional voting in relation to the "shrinking battleground", Electoral College and whether the coasts would dominate in Presidential contests.
  • Documentary on Cumulative Voting in Illinois.

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.