Links to Other Resources
Resources on Voting Systems
Proportional Representation Library - Prof. Douglas Amy's comprehensive PR resource.
International IDEA (The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance) - Promotes and advances sustainable democracy and improves and consolidates electoral processes world-wide.
DemoChoice - An interactive demonstration of preference voting.
Instant Runoff (IRV)
InstantRunoff.com - A resource for IRV advocates.
InstantRunoff - National online discussion group for IRV activists.
InstantRunoffMN - Online discussion group for Minnesota IRV activists.
ElectionMethods.org - Discusses various methods for single-winner elections. Includes a strong critique of IRV.
The Center for Voting and Democracy - The leading national advocate for election system reform.
States and Local Organizations
FairVote Vancouver - Vancouver WA organization that helped pass an ordinance permitting their city to adopt IRV.
Elections and Electoral Systems Around the World - A vast list of information organized by country.
Election Reform Society - The oldest continuous PR advocacy organisation, founded in 1884.
Election Reform Coalition of New Zealand - The ERC led the successful fight to bring PR to New Zealand. The site has a good explanation of mixed-member PR.
Lijphart Election Archives - Information on election laws and results in many countries.
OpenSTV - Is an open-source software for implementing the single transferable vote
and other voting methods such as instant runoff voting, Condorcet
voting, and approval voting.
Voting Solutions - A vendor of vote-counting software. The site has links to vendors of election equipment and Online Election Services.
Caltech-MIT/Voting Technology Project - Working on voting machine, voter registration, and other problems seen in the 2000 Presidential election.
Policy Studies and Think Tank Articles
Citizens Leauge's Minnesota Journal:
IRV offers better, fairer alternative to current electoral process, September 2007
The New Democracy Project, Democracy Protection Act:
40 Ways Toward a More Perfect Union, February 2007
The New America Foundation's 10 Big Ideas for a New America:
Instant Runoff Voting, February 2007
Brookings Institute Opportunity 08:
Empowering Moderate and Independent Voters: Implement Instant Runoff Straegy, 2007
League of Women Voters of Minnnesota:
Alternative Voting Systems: Facts and Issues, September 2004
The Governance Sector: Proportional Representation and Instant Runoff Voting