Civic Way

Bob Melville
Reconstructing Better Government
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  • Rebuilding Public Trust in Elections
    28 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Share The final commentary in Civic Way’s series on state and local elections. In this essay, we offer ways to make election administration more impartial and efficient. In our last essay, we discusse...
  • Elections We Can Count On
    25 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Share The Civic Way series on state and local elections continues. Below, we outline state and local controls for ensuring electoral integrity and how they might be improved. In our last essay, we rev...
  • Confronting the Big Lie
    22 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 3 0
    Share This commentary continues Civic Way’s series on elections. In this piece, we discuss partisan efforts to discredit our election processes, including Arizona’s disgraceful post-election inquisiti...
  • Democracy and Fraud-Free Elections
    19 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Share This is Civic Way’s ninth essay on state and local elections. In this essay, we try to reconcile two competing goals—increase voter participation and minimize fraud. In our last commentary, we o...
  • Running Voter Registration Like a Business
    14 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Share This is Civic Way’s eighth essay on state and local elections. In this essay, we address the issue of voter registration. In our last commentary, we recommended some redistricting reforms. The a...
  • Making Elections Great Again (MEGA)
    11 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Share This is Civic Way’s seventh essay on state and local elections. In this essay, we offer a few ideas for ending partisan gerrymandering. In our last essay, we discussed recent state-based redistr...
  • The Fight to End Gerrymandering
    08 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Share This is Civic Way’s sixth essay on state and local elections. In this piece, we scan some state-based efforts to reform the decennial redistricting process. In our last essay, we discussed parti...
  • The Weaponization of Gerrymandering
    05 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    This is Civic Way’s fifth essay on state and local elections. In this essay, we continue our assessment of partisan gerrymandering. In our last essay, we outlined some of the perils of gerrymandering....
  • The Looming Perils of Gerrymandering
    01 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
    Share This is Civic Way’s fourth essay on state and local elections. In this essay, we tackle the issue of partisan gerrymandering. In our last essay, we highlighted omnibus election bills enacted by ...
  • The Old South Rises Again
    28 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    This is the third essay from Civic Way on state and local elections. In this essay, we zero in on three states—Florida, Georgia and Texas—and their omnibus election bills. In our last essay, we provid...
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