Last week, I was honored to participate in a panel discussion sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Dallas, on ways of increasing voter participation. Also on the panel were Dr. Matthew Wilson, professor of political science at Southern Methodist University, and Toni Pippins-Poole, Elections Administrator, Dallas County.
My points were organized into three sections:
- The pros and cons of moving the date of elections to November.
- Increasing competition by creating the conditions for a multi-party system — using multi-member districts and proportional representation.
- Making the electoral college more fair by adopting the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.
For anyone interested, the slides I used in my presentation may be viewed here: Ways to Increase Voter Participation.
I really enjoyed sharing my thoughts with the Dallas League and I think they found them worth listening to.
Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments section.