Intro to Choice Voting
Proportional Representation adheres and acts upon the sincere belief that elections can be conducted in a better way than the traditional ‘first-past-the-post/winner-take-all’ system or through the plurality system. Whereas winner-take-all elections award 100% of power to a 50.1% majority, proportional representation allows voters in a minority to win a fair share of representation. This is why FairVote believes that an electoral system, which supports proportional representation, can and should be used in campus elections.
STV, formally known as Single-Transferable Vote or Choice Voting, constitutes a voting system amenable to the basic tenets of proportional representation. STV allows voters to rank all (or none) of the candidates that run in a multi-seat election.  STV facilitates a more accurate and balanced representation of campus political opinion. STV is the fairest method of proportional representation that can be used in non-partisan elections; alternatively, it can also encourage coalition-building among minority groups and parties (if you campus happens to have parties), as candidates benefit from being one another's second or third choices.
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.