|Area served||United States|
|Focus(es)||Democracy, Electoral Reform, Elections|
|Method(s)||lobbying, research, innovation|
FairVote (formerly the Center for Voting and Democracy) is a nonprofit organization based in Takoma Park, Maryland, which campaigns for electoral reform in the United States. Founded in 1992, it supports a constitutionally protected right to vote, universal voter registration, a national popular vote for president, as well as the implementation of choice voting to eliminate tactical voting and enable proportional representation.
FairVote was founded by scholars, civic leaders, grassroots activists and former elected officials such as John Anderson, the former Illinois member of Congress who ran for President in 1980. It provides information to the public about the impact of voting systems on political representation and voter turnout, issues reports on legislative redistricting and competition in U.S. congressional elections, and seeks to initiate greater cooperation and coordination among pro-democracy organizations.
- Board Members
- John B. Anderson – Former Congressman from Illinois, and 1980 independent presidential candidate
- Edward Hailes – of the Advancement Project
- Cynthia Terrell
- William Redpath – former Libertarian Party chair
- Hendrik Hertzberg – columnist for The New Yorker
- Malia Lazu
- Pete Martineau
- Krist Novoselic, Chair – Former Nirvana bassist
- David Wilner
- Katie Ghose – Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society
- "Why states should adopt the National Popular Vote plan for president". 17 May 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "Ranked Choice Voting looms large as Minneapolis Democrats fail to endorse mayoral candidate". 17 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "City should see earlier ranked-choice results". 20 June 2013. Retrieved 10 July 2013.
- "Board of Directors". FairVote.org. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Rob Richie". FairVote.org. Retrieved 18 January 2013.