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 <> 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).


Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
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