Re: What is Data Model FOR?

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 11:16:02 CDT

On Apr 29, 2004, at 10:36 AM, Mark Winegar wrote:

> You may be able to implement the canvassing of ranked preference votes
> as a simple array of contests. This should simplify the required logic
> of the canvassing process.

Beware of confusing ranked preference ballots with one of several
schemes for determining the winner in a race using such ballots.

The self-checking rules that work for IRV/STV are different from the
rules that work for weighted preference, even though the ballots
look identical. The difference is in how you count them.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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