When you consider the fact that America ranks 31st among 34 developed nations in voter turnout, you realize that many reforms are needed in our electoral system. We disenfranchise people in many ways–making registration difficult, gerrymandering districts so that people don’t think voting matters, limiting voting to a weekday in many states and not offering options, like ranked choice voting. Reforms are taking place in various municipalities and states which will emerge nationally in the period ahead. FairVote.org is a group dedicated to electoral reforms that make democracy work better for everyone. Drew Penrose, chief counsel at FairVote, discusses what those reforms are and what role they began to play in 2018 and will play going forward.
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