Re: News re preference voting or IRV

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 12:30:19 CDT

We've discussed this issue at some length on the voting-project email
list. OVC is neutral on scoring methods. We will support whatever
scoring methods are in use, including IRV.

Our demo included a ranked preference contest although we did not demo
scoring for this contest. The Ballot Reconciliation System (or
"Procedure") is precinct-level tabulation and only shows how many
votes any particular candidate received for each rank order (You can't
score ranked preference at the precinct level).

Alan D.

On Apr 4, 2005 8:41 AM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall <> wrote:
> On Apr 4, 2005 8:34 AM, Edmund R. Kennedy <> wrote:
> >
> This is not necessarily good news. Do OVC folks understand that IRV
> voting (which this article calls "preference voting") is
> non-monotonic? That is, one can, in certain circumstances, actually
> increase the likelihood of electing a candidate by ranking them lower
> than another candidate? This is non-intuitive and I fear that
> advocates of third-parties don't understand this.
> A fellow Berkeley student, Ka-Ping Yee, has authored this flier on the
> subject (where he contrasts IRV with "approval voting" - where you
> simply check all the candidates that you approve of):
> <>
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> Joseph Lorenzo Hall
> UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
> blog:
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