Revitalizing Democracy: Final-Five Voting

Because every vote should count.

Who We Are

Democracy Found is a Wisconsin-based initiative committed to revitalizing democracy.

By implementing Final-Five Voting™, a system wherein the top five candidates are selected from the primary ballot and ranked-choice voting is used in the general election, we will ensure that politicians are held accountable for delivering results.

Making Votes Count

An overview of Final-Five Voting™

In the News

Wisconsin is talking about Final-Five Voting. Read our press highlights here.


Katherine Gehl

Founder & Co-Chair

“Our political problems aren’t attributable to a single cause, but rather to a failure of the nature of political competition. This is a systems problem–requiring systems change.”
Author of The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy.

Austin Ramirez

Founder & Co-Chair

“Washington is definitely broken, but the problem isn’t a lack of compelling policy solutions or the absence of capable politicians. The problem is an election process that rewards partisan gridlock and the politics of contempt.”

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To learn more about Final-Five Voting™ and the underlying theory and analysis for this work, originated by Co-Founder Katherine Gehl, please visit

Copyright © 2020 Katherine M. Gehl and Michael E. Porter, used with permission.

Sara Eskrich
Executive Director



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