Tag Archives: election reform

Bill to adopt approval voting introduced in NH State House

From PileusBlog.com, H/T to Dale Sheldon-Hess (excerpt of the bill’s actual text below):

A bill to adopt approval voting has been filed in the N.H. House, and one of the co-sponsors is a member of the relevant committee. The bill would establish approval voting for all state offices and presidential primaries.

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Greens want NY Gov. Cuomo to act on ethics before budget

A press release from the New York State Green Party, via the Wonkster:

Hawkins, Green Party, Urges Cuomo to Include Public Campaign Finance Reform and Proportional Representation as Part of Ethics Reform Push Howie Hawkins, the former Green Party candidate for Governor, urged Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo to make Public Campaign Financing and Proportional Representation the centerpieces of a broad ethics reform package that should be adopted during the first weeks of the legislative session.… Read more ...

Stuart Jeanne Bramhall discusses electoral reform and the New Zealand Green Party on Counterpunch

From Counterpunch (read the full thing here):

There seems to be agreement on all points on the political spectrum that our current elected government doesn’t really represent the American public. Whether this relates to the fact that they are elected by a mere 30% of eligible adults is hotly debated on the left…

In my mind it makes more sense strategically to nibble around the edges of electoral reform.

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Election Summit and Conference held in Ohio, with assistance of Brennan Center for Justice

Common Dreams News Wire posted a press release about the “Election Summit and Conference” convened by Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner in Ohio. It’s purpose was to reflect on the 2008 election in Ohio and reforms for 2009.

The conference is a useful model for election reform in that the government brought in the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and other non-partisan experts.… Read more ...