Proportional Representation: Representation
Representation is the foundation of our democracy. It’s what makes us a republic, and not, say, a direct democracy. Here you’ll see how representation fares across different types of proportional elections.
There are lots of options to improve our democracy. Parsing through them can seem complicated. So we simplified it for you.
|Proportional electoral systems
|How well does this system…
Give people more options that reflect their genuine beliefs by enabling a multi-party democracy
Elect leaders that more accurately represent their constituencies across race, ethnicity, gender, and class
Empower communities to come together and build coalitions across geographies
|Hare-Clark - Single Transferable Vote
|Preferential Closed List - Closed Party List
|Cumulative Free List - Open Party List
|Alternative Mixed Member - Mixed Member Proportional