What Am I Voting For?

Resources

Primaries and Beyond / The Legislative Role
Archived Webinar
Learn the history of primary runoff elections, why states use them and what’s changed over the years. Then hear about the ins and outs of ranked choice voting-a method some suggest can replace runoffs (hence the other name, “instant runoff voting”).
http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/getting-past-pluralities-in-primaries-the-legislative-role.aspx


State Primary Election Types
The laws governing state primaries are complex and nuanced to say the least, and state primary laws have been a cause of confusion among voters and election administrators alike. The manner in which party primary elections are conducted varies widely from state to state. This website briefly explains and categorizes states in each system.
http://www.ncsl.org/research/elections-and-campaigns/primary-types.aspx


Partisan vs nonpartisan elections
Some thoughts on the pros and cons of partisan and nonpartisan ballots.
National League of Cities
2016
http://www.nlc.org/partisan-vs-nonpartisan-elections


Gerrymandering, explained
“How to steal an election: a visual guide”
Christopher Ingraham
March 1, 2015:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/03/01/this-is-the-best-explanation-of-gerrymandering-you-will-ever-see/?utm_term=.40cc6caa327a


Gerrymandering
FairVote/Problems
Presents facts and proposed solutions to addressing gerrymandering.
http://www.fairvote.org/gerrymandering#gerrymandering_key_facts