So Where Can You Use STV and Choice Voting?
Great question.

STV can only be used in multi-seat elections. Generally, most schools elect people in single-seat elections. (i.e. your student body president is an example of a single-seat election. There may be multiple people running for one possible position). However, schools may also elect individuals in a multi-seat race (i.e. a student Senate is a good example of a multi-seat election. There may be multiple people running for 2 or more positions. Therefore, you elect more than one person to this position).  STV can be used in any election where 2 or more people are elected to a title position.

Here are some examples of where STV can be used (the list is certainly not complete):
  • Senate
  • Judicial Branch 
  • Board of Directors
  • Your campus newspaper Board of Directors 
  • Head Boy and/or Head Girl of a residence
  • Environmental Representatives (if there is more than one)
  • First Year Representatives (if there is more than one)
  • Co-chairs of any organization
  • Co-presidents of any organization
  • Any other organization which requires more than one person to hold the same position

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.