Re: What if N of M contest is 96 of 600?

From: Dylan Hirsch-Shell <dylanhs_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Dec 02 2008 - 13:40:47 CST

Alan,

Your idea for an interface sounds reasonable to me. Out of curiosity,
though, what method are they using for electing the delegates? Can voters
select as few or as many candidates as they'd like, or do they have to
select exactly 96? Are winners chosen by just adding up all votes for all
candidates and top 96 get elected? Do they have a majority criterion?

Since the process will be automated now, if they're not already using a good
multiwinner method like Single Transferrable
Vote<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote#Voting>or
Reweighted
Range Voting <http://www.rangevoting.org/RRV.html> you might suggest that
they switch to one of these. If they were to adopt either one of these,
then the interface would have to allow for rankings or ratings to go along
with each candidate, but this shouldn't present any significant issues for a
skilled programmer.

-Dylan

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