FairVote is a non-partisan non-profit organization that seeks to make democracy fair, functional, and fully representative. FairVote believes there are simple, common sense ways to strengthen our democracy and ensure all voices are heard, all views are respected, and every vote counts.
FairVote advocates a number of systemic electoral reforms that reverse the contextual reasons for low turnout.
Most campaign finance laws are significantly skewed to benefit the incumbents. In almost every race, at every level of government, the incumbent significantly out-raises the opponent in much needed financial resources.
Decennial reapportionment and redistricting has reached the point where there are very few competitive seats at the legislative level.
Ballot access laws are designed to avoid competition by keeping potential opponents off the ballot.
In many states, restrictive voting rights legislation holds down voter registration and turn-out.
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