Re: What is Data Model FOR?

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 10:26:50 CDT

On Apr 29, 2004, at 12:48 AM, David Mertz wrote:

> dr-jekyll@att.net wrote:
> |Does "vote aggregation" mean vote totals? The Data Model I submitted
> |does have a place for accumulating vote totals.
>
> Aggregation is likely to involve move than a simple counter. Maybe the
> counter suffices for a first pass, on some kinds of races. But
> consider, for example either N of M or ranked-preference contests. The
> tallying of rank orders involves more than just counting the votes; for
> example, in IRV, it would go through stages with reassignments of votes
> and recounts.

I should note that the canvassing rules I proposed in my previous
post don't apply directly to ranked preference votes, but there
are generalizations that do apply. Designing canvassing procedures
that allow for self-audit throughout the process is most difficult
for IRV or STV systems. It is easier for weighted preference systems.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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