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Electoral systems worldwide, and drug reform. Voting systems. Majoritarian systems. Runoff elections. Single transferable vote (preference or choice voting). Instant Runoff Voting. Ranking candidates. Approval voting. Cumulative voting. Multiple run-offs. Electoral college. Plurality representation (first past the post). Majority representation (two round system). Block vote. Alternative vote. Parallel (semi-proportional) representation. List proportional representation. Mixed member proportional representation. Single transferable vote (preference or choice voting). Voting equipment, machines. Direct democracy. Consensus. Modified consensus. Since this page was first compiled others have done much work compiling info on every imaginable voting system. It is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Voting_systems 
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*Runoff Voting. Simplest real democracy.

*Full or Proportional Representation.

*Electoral systems worldwide.

*Drug War charts, and more.

Runoff Voting. [TopLink]

Standard runoff elections are simple. If in an election no candidate gets over 50% of the vote, then take the top 2 vote-getters and hold another election in a month or so. This dual election method allows people to vote their conscience without fear of "wasting" their vote. Instant runoff elections are even better. See the links below.

*Instant Runoff Voting. Various websites. Info, FAQs, press archives, initiatives, bills, etc..
http://www.instantrunoff.com/irv.html and


Full or Proportional Representation (PR). [TopLink]

The USA is almost the only Western nation without PR in one of their national legislatures. PR gives seats in proportion to the percentage of votes that a party gets. It is far fairer than the "lesser-of-evils", winner-take-all, corporatist elections in the USA.

*Full or Proportional Representation. "Currently there are 42 well-established democracies with at least two million inhabitants and high ratings from the human rights organization Freedom House. Of these 42 nations only three (the United States, Mongolia and Canada) do not use a full representation voting systems to elect one of their national legislatures."
http://www.fairvote.org/pr and

*Proportional Representation (PR) Library. "A source of information on proportional representation elections -- including beginning readings, in-depth articles by scholars and activists, an extensive bibliography, and a guide to related Web sites. ... PR Library is for citizens, activists, politicians, students and anyone else who wants to learn more about proportional representation elections (PR). Proportional representation -- sometimes also called 'full representation' -- is the voting system used in most Western democracies and is widely considered to be fairer and more democratic than the current U.S. system."

*Welcome to the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Website. As in Germany and elsewhere, Greens have seats in the national legislature in New Zealand. Due to proportional representation.

*Green MP's - Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Members of Parliament.

*NZ Greens: Campaigns: Cannabis Law Reform. New Zealand.


Electoral systems worldwide, and drug reform. [TopLink]

*Yahoo! Government > Politics > Elections > Electoral Systems. Voting systems. Majoritarian systems. Plurality. Mixed systems. Proportional representation. Preferential voting. Ranking candidates. Approval voting. Multiple run-offs. Instant Run-offs. Direct democracy. Consensus. Modified consensus. Electoral college.

*Keele Guide to Elections and Electoral Systems on the Internet. Updated regularly. Many links.

*Democracy: Electoral Systems. Definitions, maps, links, articles.

*Atlas of Electoral Systems of the World. Method of election of unicameral legislature or lower house of bicameral legislature. Color-coded world maps with a different color for each nation using one of the following electoral methods: no direct parliamentary elections, plurality representation (first past the post), majority representation (two round system), block vote, alternative vote, parallel (semi-proportional) representation, list proportional representation, mixed member proportional representation, single transferable vote (preference or choice voting).

*The Center for Voting and Democracy is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that studies how voting systems affect participation, representation and governance. Check out site pages for much info, many links worldwide, initiatives, email lists, media coverage, and much more. Also, there is info on voting equipment, machines, etc..

*Links. Local, national, and international websites concerning electoral systems, reform, and much more.

*Electoral System Reform In the News. Many press articles archived.

*Midwest Democracy Center. A few electoral methods described. Regional examples given. News articles. FAQs. More.


Drug War charts, and more. [TopLink]