Legal Resources

Revised April 2001

Decision upholding proportional representation in Cambridge, Massachusetts (1941)

Decision upholding instant runoff voting in Ann Arbor (1975) [You can view the actual charter language, and download the case as an .rtf file or a 680K, self-extracting image of the actual court case.] 

A Supreme Court Justice suggests use of instant runoff voting to ensure majority rule (1968)

Resolution from the Center's Board of Directors urging the president to forming a national commission on voting system reform

Sample platform plank for proportional representation