Re: Fw: Voting project

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Aug 11 2003 - 16:52:33 CDT

Skip wrote:

> Intuitively, it seems that in an election with a large number of voters
the
> scenario you describe would be much less likely to occur than in an
example
> as you described which has sort of "club size" numbers of ballots cast.
> Does the math support my intuition?
>
Here is a web site that discusses some of this.

http://electionmethods.org/evaluation.htm

The production software will eventually support all scoring methods in use
(and maybe others that might be used in the future).

For the demo, maybe we could have some switches (for the county commissioner
race) to demonstrate some of these alternatives to plurality. The interface
would be basically the same with some variations on what the voter will be
allowed to do. For example, we might only allow two choices to be ranked.
Or, where some schemes allow overvoting, we'd allow that. In this case, we
might have the individual radio buttons selectable so that someone could
have two first place selections.

As I have it in mind right now, the rankings would appear automatically in
the order the choices are made.

Alan
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