Center for Election Science

The Center for Election Science (CES) is a nonprofit organization that campaigns for electoral reform in the United States. It advocates cardinal voting methods, with an emphasis on approval voting.

Activities

CES was involved in successful campaigns to help pass approval voting in the cities of Fargo, North Dakota and St. Louis, Missouri.[1][2] In November 2021, CES launched a campaign to get approval voting adopted in Seattle, Washington in the November 2022 election.[3]

Evaluation

CES has received over $2.4 million in grants from Open Philanthropy.[4][5]

Further reading

Wiblin, Robert & Keiran Harris (2018) Politics is so much worse because we use an atrocious 18th century voting system. Aaron Hamlin has a viable plan to fix it, 80,000 Hours, May 31.

Center for Election Science. Official Website.

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    Rakich, Nathaniel (2021) In St. Louis, voters will get to vote for as many candidates as they want, FiveThirtyEight, March 1.

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    Piel, Michael (2021) The new frontier: Seattle approves launches a ballot initiative campaign, The Center for Election Science, November 17.

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    Open Philanthropy (2017) The Center for Election Science — General support (2017), Open Philanthropy, December.

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    Open Philanthropy (2019) The Center for Election Science — General support (2019), Open Philanthropy, February.