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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).

          CfER is strictly non-partisan. We post articles from across the political spectrum related to electoral reform that we think you will find interesting. Here is one from the left in support of IRV and PR: Reimagine and Rebuild Our Broken Democracy—in Time for the Nation's 250th Anniversary (Posted July 8, 2016)
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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 "I saw in this great practical and philosophical idea ['Personal Representation'] the greatest improvement of which the system of representative government is susceptible; an improvement which, in the most felicitous manner, exactly meets and cures the grand, and what before seemed the inherent, defect of the representative system; that of giving to a numerical majority all power, instead of only a power proportional to its numbers, and enabling the strongest party to exclude all weaker parties from making their opinions heard in the assembly of the nation, except through such opportunity as may be given to them by the accidentally unequal distribution of opinions in different localities." - John Stuart Mill, Autobiography, 1875

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