2013 Year in Review

We've just finished up our annual report for our 2013 year. Here are some of our highlights: 8x growth in web traffic; 2x growth in social media; 8x growth in revenue... More »

What Is Vote Splitting?

"[Vote splitting] happens in general elections, and it's inevitable in primaries where candidates are likely to be similar." More »

Citizen Jury Extended Interview with Dr. Kamenova & Dr. Goodman

Dr. Kamenova: "The major assumption of this approach is that laypeople can make well-reasoned decisions on complex problems, particularly when they participate in focused, deliberative processes." More »

What is Duverger’s Law?

"Duverger’s law just says that the voting method plays a prime role in determining how many parties we’re going to wind up with [such as a two-party system]." More »

Approval Voting Breaks Duverger’s Law: Gives Voters More Options

Start telling people that a third party’s day is on its way and it’s only a matter of time before you hear about Duverger’s Law. But laws, like rules, are meant to be broken. More »

Why Alternative Voting Methods Matter at Left Forum

Make Voting Count invited us to their panel to speak on alternative voting methods. More »

Approval Voting

Approval Voting is a voting method that allows voters to vote for any number of candidates. The candidate with the most votes wins. More »

What Does “Expressiveness” Mean?

Learn how the concept of "expressiveness"--or how much information you are asked to provide on your ballot--relates to voting. More »

Electoral System Summary

Wouldn’t it be nice to have an electoral system outline where you could have easy definitions all in one place? Done! More »

Single-Choice Plurality: A Voting System Built for Warfare

Unlike warfare, democracy, a system that supposedly encourages groups of people to make collective decisions, is not a zero-sum system. More »

Interview with Dr. Kenneth Arrow

Dr. Arrow is a Nobel Laureate famous for his Impossibility Theorem. Dr. Arrow: "That's correct. Yes. Now there's another possible way of thinking about it, which is not included in my theorem ... More »

 

2013 Year in Review

2013

We've just finished up our annual report for our 2013 year. Here are some of our highlights: 8x growth in web traffic; 2x growth in social media; 8x growth in revenue...

The GOP Can Find Its Center with Approval Voting

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Many blame the duration of the government shutdown on moderate Republicans fearing Tea Party primary challengers. So how can the G.O.P. regain its balance and find its center?

What Is Vote Splitting?

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"[Vote splitting] happens in general elections, and it's inevitable in primaries where candidates are likely to be similar."

What is Duverger’s Law?

Parties

"Duverger’s law just says that the voting method plays a prime role in determining how many parties we’re going to wind up with [such as a two-party system]."

Citizen Jury Extended Interview with Dr. Kamenova & Dr. Goodman

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Dr. Kamenova: "The major assumption of this approach is that laypeople can make well-reasoned decisions on complex problems, particularly when they participate in focused, deliberative processes."

Approval Voting Breaks Duverger’s Law: Gives Voters More Options

2parties

Start telling people that a third party’s day is on its way and it’s only a matter of time before you hear about Duverger’s Law. But laws, like rules, are meant to be broken.

Single-Choice Plurality: A Voting System Built for Warfare

Keep Calm

Unlike warfare, democracy, a system that supposedly encourages groups of people to make collective decisions, is not a zero-sum system.

What Does “Expressiveness” Mean?

expressiveness

Learn how the concept of "expressiveness"--or how much information you are asked to provide on your ballot--relates to voting.

Why Alternative Voting Methods Matter at Left Forum

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Make Voting Count invited us to their panel to speak on alternative voting methods.

Follow-Up Interview with Occupy Wall Street’s TJ Frawls

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We follow up with TJ Frawls, head of the OWS Politics and Election Reform Working Group. The group ran a voting methods experiment during the 2012 national elections.