How Representative Is ​Our Democracy?

Join the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education, and the League of Women Voters, for two conversations on electoral systems and reform movements to make them more representative of our nation’s electorate


How representative is our democracy? Coming out of the historic 2020 election, many people are examining the United States’ electoral system more closely than ever, leading us to consider whether our present systems for voting and electing public servants are truly representative of the will of the people. 

The Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education is partnering with our friends at the League of Women Voters of Jefferson County to host a two-part series exploring the history of our current national election framework, the Electoral College, and illuminating reform efforts to make our voting procedures more representative, including ranked choice voting. 

Both of these conversations will be given live on Zoom and you will have the opportunity to ask our speakers your questions utilizing the chat box. Please click on the button below to sign up and receive the Zoom links! 

Further Info on Part 1 on 2/25:

Further Info on Part 2 on 3/10: