FairVote Illinois is committed to bringing better elections to Illinois
Incorporated in 2020, FairVote Illinois is made up of volunteers who are supporters of democracy, who value freedom and fairness in our elections, and who are passionate about implementing ranked choice voting in Illinois.
Our mission is to empower Illinois voters to be heard, supported, and represented by improving freedom and fairness in our elections through ranked choice voting (RCV).
Why We Do What We Do
We believe Illinois voters should have a greater choice in who represents them, a stronger voice that is heard by those in office, and representation that better reflects their values, beliefs, and backgrounds.
The Problem with Our Current Electoral System
Our winner-take-all system robs us of real choice.
We shouldn’t have to vote against a candidate we want to lose rather than for a candidate we truly want to win.
No one should feel as though their vote doesn’t make a difference in the outcome of an election, and no one should have to accept that things won't change no matter who's in charge.
We refuse to accept this status quo. None of this is consistent with the spirit of democracy.
Click here to learn more about the problems RCV addresses.
How to Join FairVote Illinois
There are several ways you can get involved with FairVote Illinois, from joining one of our many teams or canvassing at events, to making a donation or simply signing up to show your support of RCV in Illinois. Join us for one of our monthly statewide meetings to learn more about the ins and outs of FairVote Illinois and find a way to contribute that works best for you. Click here to view our events calendar and RSVP to our next meeting.
If you'd like to become more involved with our organization click here or send us an email at [email protected], and someone from our team will reach out to you.
Together, we can create a better democracy for all of us through RCV.
Andrew Szilva Director[email protected]
Arts and Tech
Alex Berkowitz Lead[email protected]
Matthew Hausman Lead[email protected]
Joel Villanueva Lead[email protected]
Bridget Flynn Lead
Leah Hesla Deputy Lead[email protected]
Patrick Barrett Lead
Glenn Weiss Deputy Lead[email protected]
Policy & Research
Abigail Drumm Lead[email protected]
Larry Garfield Lead
Gary Schotz Deputy Lead[email protected]
Nik Ritchie Lead
Matt Francolino Deputy Lead[email protected]
Our Board of Directors