Limited Voting -- A Simple, Compromise Proportional Representation Method
Of all the proportional representation systems currently used in the U.S., limited voting is the simplest to understand. In limited voting, voters cast fewer votes than there are seats to be elected, so ensuring that a majority group can control the majority of seats, but not all seats. The greater the difference between the number of seats and the number of votes, the greater the opportunities for fair representation. Versions of limited voting are used in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia (PA), Hartford (CT) and many jurisdictions across North Carolina and Alabama. It has been used successfully to resolve several Voting Rights Act cases.

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.

November 21st 2006
Want political competition?
Charlotte Observer

For North Carolina, independent redistricting is a step in the right direction, but to ensure competitiveness, the commission must be empowered to consider proportional voting.

August 21st 2006
Yemen�s electoral system
Yemen Times

Journalist speculating on electoral reform in Yemen concludes proportional voting would yield more a professional, pluralistic legislature.

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