Maryland Articles:
May 14th 2009
No more appointed senators
Baltimore Sun

FairVote's David Segal argues for an end to the filling of Senate vacancies by appointment, and supports a national movement to have those vacancies filled through democratic elections.

May 14th 2009
Let's Make Every Vote Count
The Nation

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of the Nation magazine, highlights FairVote's research in an important piece on the "broad support" growing in the states for the National Popular Vote plan to elect the president.

April 11th 2009
Reviving the Motor Voter Law
The New York Times

The New York Times Editorial Board urges the Justice Department to enforce "motor voter" and asks Congress to enact universal voter registration.

March 4th 2009
Lowering the cost of voting

Letters to the Editor by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County President Diane Hbino and Leisure World Election Judge Fred L. Olson praising FairVote Democracy Fellow Erik Connell's February 25 Gazette Op-Ed "More economical solution to costly

March 1st 2009
A local twist to the vacancy dilemma
Takoma Voice

FairVote Democracy Fellow Erik Connell explains why neither appointments nor having two elections are good ideas for vacancy elections. He offers instant runoff voting as the most sensible solution.

February 25th 2009
More economical solution to costly special election

FairVote Democracy Fellow Erik Connell details the pitfalls of runoff elections: cost and low turnout. He advocates instant runoff voting as the solution to these problems.

January 28th 2009
Hoyer Says He Will Soon Bring Bill to House Floor
The Washington Post

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer vows to bring the DC House Voting Rights Act to the floor "in the very near future."

October 29th 2008
eCRASH: Elections Web site goes down on absentee ballot deadline
Capital News Service

FairVote's Adam Fogel comments on Maryland Board of Elections' website crash near the absentee voting deadline.

October 28th 2008
When winner takes all, we lose: Fix electoral college now
New York Daily News

Bill Hammond calls for a National Popular Vote to make New York voters matter in the Presidential Election.

September 18th 2008
High Turnout, New Procedures May Mean an Election Day Mess
The Washington Post

Front page article in the Washington Post quotes FairVote program director David Moon about readiness for the November election.

July 9th 2008
The push for a popular vote

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is set to vote on the National Popular Vote bill.

June 17th 2008
Groups Push to Restore Va. Felons' Voting Rights
Washington Post

The Washington Post reports, Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is trying to add thousands of nonviolent offenders to the voting rolls in time for the November election.

May 10th 2008
Fox Chapel students support primary vote change
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Over 100 students attended a State Government Committee hearing in Pittsburgh, PA in support of 17-year-old primary voting rights. FairVote's Adam Fogel also testified at the hearing.

May 6th 2008
A better way to elect a president
Boston Globe

Boston Globe columnist, Scot Lehigh, explains the functioning and the virtues of the National Popular Vote plan over the current Electoral College system.

May 1st 2008
Constitutional amendment allowing 17 year-olds to vote going on the ballot

The Connecticut Legislature unanimously passed a constitutional amendment allowing 17-year-old primary voting. The issue will be on the ballot in November.