Communities in America Currently Using Proportional Voting
Choice Voting:
Limited Voting with Limited Nominations (i.e. voters have fewer votes than there are seats, and parties may nominate fewer candidates than there are seats):
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Hartford, CT
  • Waterbury, CT
Limited Voting:

North Carolina School Boards
  • Anson County
  • Bladen County
  • Perquimans County
  • Robeson County
  • Sampson County

North Carolina County Commissions

  • Beaufort County
  • Bladen County
  • Martin County
  • Perquimans County

North Carolina City Councils

  • Benson, NC

Alabama City Councils

  • Ariton, AL
  • Carbon Hill, AL
  • Cuba, AL
  • Dora, AL
  • Goshen, AL
  • Kinsey, AL
  • Loachapoka, AL
  • Myrtlewood, AL
  • Pennington, AL
  • Pickensville, AL
  • Pine Apple, AL
  • Providence, AL
  • Rutledge, AL
  • Toxey, AL
  • Waverly, AL
  • Webb, AL
  • Lowndesboro, AL
  • Faundsdale, AL
  • Fulton, AL
  • Orrville, AL
  • Silas, AL
  • Waldo, AL
Cumulative Voting:
  • Peoria, IL City Council
  • West Virginia Charter Review Commissions
Alabama County Commission:
  • Chilton County
Alabama City Councils:
  • Centre, AL
  • Guin, AL
  • Heath, AL
  • Myrtlewood, AL
Texas City Councils:

  • Abernathy, TX
  • Andrews, TX
  • Anton, TX
  • Boerne, TX
  • Earth, TX
  • Eden, TX
  • Friona, TX
  • Grapela, TX
  • Hale Center, TX
  • Jourdanton, TX
  • Morton, TX
  • O'Donnell, TX
  • Olton, TX
  • Poth, TX
  • Roscoe, TX
  • Rotan, TX
  • Yorktown, TX
Alabama School Board:
  • Chilton County
South Dakota City Councils:
  • Martin
South Dakota School Boards:
  • Sisseton
  • Wagner
Texas School Boards:
  • Abernathy
  • Amarillo (and college board of regents)
  • Amherst
  • Andrews
  • Anson
  • Anton
  • Atlanta
  • Bovina
  • Denver City
  • Dumas
  • Friona
  • Hale Center
  • Hamlin
  • Irion Co. (Mertzon, TX)
  • Lockhart
  • Luling
  • Morton
  • Navarro (Geronimo, TX)
  • Nueces Canyon Cons. (Barksdale, TX)
  • O'Donnell
  • Olton
  • Post
  • Poth
  • Riviera
  • Ropes (Ropesville, TX)
  • Rotan
  • Seminole
  • Sharyland (Mission, TX)
  • Stamford
  • Sudan
  • Sundown
  • Wilson
  • Yoakum
  • Yorktown
  • Springlake-Earth
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.