The March elections in the Netherlands, and the fact that a government still hasn’t been formed, illustrate both the benefits and problems with proportional representation.
Nigeria must fix its electoral system before the next general elections in 2023.
New research examines how recent federal elections would have been affected if optional preferential voting had been used. The results were not favourable to Labor.
The existing electoral system has attracted extensive criticism for rendering elected representatives unaccountable to those who elected them.
The debate about the U.S. Electoral College pits those who think the president should be chosen via popular vote versus those who believe the interests of small and large states must be balanced.
Laws that have long kept campaigners away from voters at polling places may not work in a world where a T-shirt symbol can be interpreted as campaigning.
The bigger parties which contest elections at all three levels would benefit the most – but voters might split their votes.
The success of Malawi’s democratic dispensation will be measured on the extent to which it delivers public goods – opportunities, development, accountability – for the people.
South Africa’s Constitutional Court verdict is possibly a defining moment for South Africa’s electoral system.
To boost inclusivity among its ranks, the House of Commons needs parliamentary reform of its voting procedures to allow electronic online voting, or e-voting, for its members.
For Indigenous voters in Taiwan, the current system prevents many of them from having an impact on the election of representatives where they live.
Determining whether Canadians are gaining or losing confidence in democracy depends in part on which region one is examining. Contrasting trends in Alberta and Québec provide clues.
A chorus of politicians are once again calling for electoral reform after the UK’s 2019 election.
To justify a push towards requiring ID to vote, some paint a picture of chaos and deception that is very far from reality.
Unlike Canada’s newly elected House of Commons, New Zealand’s parliament reflects the will of voters. So do other proportional representation systems. Canada has plenty of choice.
What would the Canadian election results have looked like with electoral reform?
Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets in support of action on climate change, but that didn’t lead to seats for the Green Party.
Politicians have been using memes to appear cool, plugged in, even ‘lit.’ Here’s why that’s not necessarily a smart idea.
Referenda have their place in democracy, but can also be misused.
Governments in Canada are routinely enacting public policies that primarily benefit economic elites, raising questions about government legitimacy and competency. Who’s looking out for us?