Alabama Articles:
April 26th 2009
AISD trustees earn new terms

Cumulative Voting expected to return incumbents to the Amarillo Independent School District Board.

January 31st 2009
Wash. considers online voting for overseas voters
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Washington's Secretary of State Sam Reed is proposing an on-line voting system for overseas voters. Washington and Arizona currently allow on-line voter registration.

June 18th 2008
Alabama Secretary of State forms voter fraud unit

The Associated Press reports, Alabama Secretary of State Beth Chapman forms a new voter fraud unit.

December 18th 2007
An opportunity to dump the electoral college

Columnist Frank Askin writes about the National Popular Vote plan, and why the time has come to dump the Electoral College.

October 1st 2007
Electoral College Reform?
Washington Lawyer

A thorough look at the ins and out of the Electoral College, featuring insight from FairVote chairman John Anderson in this cover story.

August 24th 2007
Deformed Reform
Slate Magazine

Maryland state senator Jamie Raskin explains the partisan gamesmanship behind the proposed Electoral College "reform" of allocating votes by congressional district.

August 21st 2007
Chilton integration system upheld
Birmingham News

Article discussing a federal appellate court's upholding of the legality of cumulative voting in Chilton County, Alabama. The groundbreaking decision affirms the value of proportional voting systems in Voting Rights Act settlements.

March 20th 2007
Court weighs Ala. cases over election ballot access
The Associated Press

FairVote's Executive Director, Rob Richie, comments on ballot access in Alabama.

May 5th 2006
Worley's ad campaign scuttled
Decatur Daily News

Potential conflict of interest interferes with Alabama voter education campaign.

March 26th 2006
Ranked-choice primaries work
Montgomery Advertiser

A letter to the editor in favor of using Ranked Coice Ballots for overseas military voters.

March 19th 2006
Soldiers stationed overseas deserve a better ballot
The Birmingham News

A letter to the editor advocating that the Alabama State Senate join the House in adopting HB711, a bill that would allow overseas absentee voters to use ranked choice ballots.

March 16th 2006
House passes bill allowing military to cast special runoff ballot
Associated Press

The Alabama House approves HB 711, a bill allowing overseas military voters to use instant runoff voting absentee ballots to vote in runoff elections.

March 12th 2006
Instant runoff voting is worth consideration
The Decatur Daily

An editorial that encourages state elections officials to take a careful look at instant runoff voting as a way to eliminate costly runoff elections.

December 13th 2005
Honor Rosa Parks

While the U.S. government promotes proportional voting as a means of civic inclusion in Iraq, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. argues the homefront is marked by an "inequality gap."

November 2nd 2004
Putting fun back into elections
Decatur Daily

Opinion piece supporting IRV as a way to benefit third parties while ensuring majority rule.