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We are a nonpartisan coalition of Californians who believe that all citizens deserve equal and satisfactory representation in government. We are working to change California's voting methods to realize this vision.

For over 20 years, CfER has led the drive for ranked choice voting for single winner elections (e.g., mayor) and methods of proportional representation for multi-winner elections (e.g., city council).

Featured Article: A Review of the Oakland 2010 Contest for Mayor

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A quick overview of Instant Runoff Voting (also known as the Alternative Vote or Ranked Choice Voting):

A common form of Proportional Representaion -- Mixed-Member Proportional Representation:

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Quote of the day "What is the principle of democracy? Is it not that everybody should be represented, and that everybody should be represented equally? Am I represented by a member against whom I have voted, and am ready to vote again?" - John Stuart Mill, supporting his personal representation bill in House of Commons

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