Re: Best Possible Voting System

From: Charlie Strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Thu Aug 05 2004 - 13:46:44 CDT

I would add "perceptual enfranchisment". The perception that, true or
false, your vote and everyone elses vote was counted properly.
Personally I'd even put that near the top of the list.

On Aug 5, 2004, at 12:18 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:

> The Best Possible Voting System is the one where voter
> disenfranchisement is
> the most minimal. Voter disenfranchisement includes instances where
> voter
> intent is lost or misrepresented due to such things as,
>
> - Obstacles involving voter registration
> - Obstacles in getting to polling places
> - Obstacles obtaining absentee ballots
> - Inability to use voting equipment
> - Ballots lost or damaged (paper or electronic)
> - Fear of loss of privacy
> - Incorrect tabulation
> - Illegitimate ballots cast by others
>
> What do you think?
>
> Alan D.
>
>
>
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