Massachusetts 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.

September 8th 2009
Give voters final say on vacancies

The two legislators proposing a constitutional amendment mandating elections to fill Senate vacancies make their case in the pages of Politico.

September 4th 2009
It's time to elect all U.S. senators
Miami Herald

Rob Richie, in a piece published throughout McClatchy papers' newswires, explains why convenience and expediency should not trump principle when choosing our U.S. Senators.

August 28th 2009
Senators question system of replacing retirees

FairVote research is cited in explaining the huge percentage of U.S. Senators who have served without being elected those they represent.

August 27th 2009
A way to restore the people's Senate
Detroit Free Press

Despite moves to change Massachusetts law to allow for appointments to fill Senate vacancies, Dickerson says mandating special elections would be a "fitting tribute" to the late Sen. Kennedy.

August 25th 2009
Replacing Senator Kennedy
New York Times

The New York Times cites FairVote research in its opposition to a plan to return Massachusetts to the undemocratic appointment of U.S. Senators to fill vacancies.

August 25th 2009
Successor can wait
Scripps Howard News Service

Opinion columnist says that Massachusetts should stick to special elections to fill Senate vacancies, cites FairVote research.

May 18th 2009
Rattiner wins TCU presidency
Tufts Daily

Brandon Rattiner won the presidency in Tufts University student government elections, with 52% of the vote in the school's instant runoff voting election.

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.

March 18th 2009
Still Broken
The New York Times

The New York Times Editorial Board endorses a range of election reforms, including universal voter registration and national standards for election administration.

November 14th 2008
Put an end to election messes
The Boston Globe

The Boston Globe editorializes in favor of universal registration, a FairVote goal.

October 29th 2008
Striving for a smooth election
The Boston Globe

The President of Demos calls for universal voter registration.

July 19th 2008
Popular vote does not contradict Founders
South Coast Today

FairVote Rhode Island's Ari Savitzky sets the record straight about the Founders' intentions regarding a national popular vote.

July 15th 2008
Surgery for the Constitution's 'appendix'
The Metrowest Daily News

Editorial calls on Massachusetts legislature to approve the National Popular Vote plan.

July 9th 2008
The push for a popular vote

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