Tag Archives: turnout

PR, RCV, race, turnout, and voter error

Does ranked-choice voting (RCV) baffle voters? Our (great-) grandparents used to say so. Better data and methods have led to new evidence, but the popular conversation is no more substantive than one we’d have had in the 1940s. California Gov. Jerry Brown repeated the “complicated” claim in a local-option veto message last September. Some have […]

PR-STV and voter turnout in theory

Writing for the Scholars’ Strategy Network, David Blatt argues that the single transferable vote form of proportional representation would raise down-ticket voter turnout in GOP-dominated Oklahoma. To the extent that single-party domination affects turnout, of course, STV would do the same in states where Democrats dominate state and local elections. This post will get to […]