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 instant runoff 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.

For Media: Final Five Voting and Ranked Choice Voting are not the same. Read our definitional overview 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

Sara Eskrich
Executive Director



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