Re: Fw: Voting project

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Aug 11 2003 - 14:27:29 CDT

Matteo,
>
> Can anybody shed some light on this topic?
> I'm completely ignorant about "Instant Run Off Ballots"...
>
It's a form of ranked preference voting. In the ballot mockup,

http://home.earthlink.net/~adechert/ballot-mockup3.gif

the county commissioner race is designed to demonstrate that. i.e., rather
than picking one, the voter will rank them. There are a variety of ways to
score the race, including a couple of variations on Instant Runoff Voting
(IRV).

The basic idea of IRV (or "choice voting" or "ranked preference voting") is
that if no candidate gets a majority, candidates can pick up additional
votes depending on how many times voters had them as their 2nd place, 3rd
place etc. choice. This eliminates the spoiler role, although it also
changes the complexion of voting in other ways.

Alan
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