What Does It Do?

What Does The Fair Representation Act Do?

The Fair Representation Act (HR 3057) is a proposed federal statute to change elections for Members of Congress. Beginning in 2022, House Members would be elected by ranked choice voting in primary and general elections. Members would be elected in multi-winner districts of up to five seats in states with more than one seat, with districts being drawn by independent redistricting commissions. The bill consists of four core components

  1. Ranked Choice Voting for Primaries and the General Election

  2. Multi-Winner Districts in States with More Than 1 Seat

  3. Drawing Districts with Independent Redistricting Commissions

  4. Fair Representation Voting Rule Instead of Winner-Take-All Voting Rule

 

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Ranked Choice Voting for Primaries and the General Election

The Fair Representation Act requires that primary and general elections for in Congress be held with ranked choice voting. The goal with this system is to maximize the number of voters who help elect a candidate.

 

Multi-Winner Districts in States with More Than 1 Seat

The Fair Representation Act repeals the single-winner district mandate (2 U.S.C. 2c) and replaces it with a multi-winner district mandate in states that have more than one seat.

 

Drawing Districts with Independent Redistricting Commissions

 

Fair Representation Voting Rule Instead of Winner-Take-All Voting Rule

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