The United States has long been a symbol of democracy and freedom worldwide. But the mechanics of our democracy – the rules of how we vote and how elections are run – are much less admired. In fact we are an outlier among democratic nations in many important areas, ranging from the absence of real controls on money in our politics to the self-serving roles of insiders in our election administration and redistricting. With carefully structured reform, we can preserve the strengths of American exceptionalism while addressing the weaknesses of our system – weakness that underlie our hyper-partisan gridlock and conflict.
Election Reformers Network Supports Structural Reforms Focused on Two Fundamental Goals:
More representative elections
More impartial election administration
Click on the links below for information on the specific reforms we are pursuing to achieve these goals :
This consensus-building method of choosing our politicians is growing in popularity as it makes its way across the U.S.
In a report due Summer 2020, ERN will examine the shortcomings of our partisan state election systems and propose a set of solutions to ensure neutral election administration.
Our unique “Top-Two” solution to the Electoral College retains small and large state advantages while making the system more representative of the American people.
By implementing independent commissions now and advocating for an end to single-member districts in the long-term, ERN seeks to “slay the dragon” of gerrymandering.