Four ways to make our elections more fair



By Madeleine Doubek, Executive Director

 

To begin to repair our state, we should start repairing our elections. We need fair political maps and fair ballot access.

James Foster/For the Sun-Times

Now, our election processes are broken and backward. Consider that:

  • After each census, one major political party or the other retreats to a back room and draws new political maps that will protect their own power and their own majority. It’s about them, not us. They draw boundaries that stifle competition for incumbents. Our votes can become meaningless.

[Read the full column at the Chicago Sun-Times]