Re: News re preference voting or IRV

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 15:51:21 CDT

On Apr 4, 2005 12:57 PM, Douglas W. Jones <jones@cs.uiowa.edu> wrote:
>
> Clearly, the vote gathering mechanism should not commit you to one or
> the other of these ballot counting systems. One is a matter of
> gathering,
> from voters, the order of their preferences among the list of
> candidates,
> while the other determines what you do with those lists of preferences
> once they have been collected.

And, it would be nice if the OVC tabulation backend would support
Condorcet, [CSSD], Borda and Approval as well as IRV tabulation...
although I could understand not wanting to support something that
hasn't yet found purchase in actual election policy (only plurality
and IRV are actually used).

[CSSD]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloneproof_Schwartz_Sequential_Dropping

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