Be sure to check out this helpful comparison chart of single winner election methods.
The page describes several election methods, describes several desirable properties of election methods and indicates whether each method passes or fails the method.
If readers wonder why I oppose instant runoff voting but like approval voting this page is a good start.
This one has been making the rounds:
Personally I’m still conflicted on Voter ID. Loosely my position is that it is a good idea in principal but it must be implemented in a way that minimizes disruption to voters and partisan advantage. That certainly has not been occurring. You can read more at my post ‘supreme court rules on Indiana Voter ID case’. In case I discuss this again, see all articles tagged ‘voterid’.