Re: Numbers of ranked preference votes

From: Steve Chessin <steve_dot_chessin_at_sun_dot_com>
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 03:36:45 CDT

>From steve.chessin@sun.com Fri Apr 30 01:18:27 2004
>Delivered-To: voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net
>Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 01:18:02 -0700
>To: voting-project@lists.sonic.net
>Subject: Re: [voting-project] Numbers of ranked preference votes
>From: steve.chessin@sun.com (Steve Chessin)

>>Wouldn't in help in combining multiple tallies from multiple
>>jurisdictions? Suppose you did statewide IRV for a primary, for
>>example.
>
>You might still have to report the intermediate results by precinct, so
>it wouldn't help.

Another reason has to do with recounts. In California, any voter
willing to put up the money for it can request a recount of any
contest. They can limit the recounting to specific precincts if they
so choose. For an IRV election, that means if the recount of a given
round produced a different result for that precinct than initially
reported, the new precinct totals for that round would have to be
combined with the rest of that round's totals from the rest of the
precincts in the jurisdiction to see if it changed which candidate
would be eliminated next. (If it did, then all precincts would have to
be recounted, at least from that point forward, and presumably the
voter would get their money back.)

--Steve
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