Re: Ranked Choice Voting -- San Francisco Style

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 10:35:23 CDT

> The typical touch-screen UI is that the first person you select is your
> first choice, the second one is your second choice, etc. ......
>
This is the way our demo works. Not that many people have seen it. More
people have seen our on-line simulation. Due to browser/Java differences,
the simulation doesn't always work that way and the voter has to manually
select the ranking using a radio button.

Thanks again to John-Paul for the extra effort to make the UI work the way
we wanted it to for the demo.

>.... I've seen two
> different deselection models: Deselecting a candidate in the middle
> move everyone below up by one (that is, if you select A, B, C in that
> order, and then deselect B, A stays your first choice and C becomes
> your 2nd choice); and deselecting a candidate in the middle clears
> everyone below that candidate (that is, if you select A, B, C in that
> order, and then deselect B, A stays as your first choice and C is also
> deselected). The former behavior is probably preferable.
>
We have a reset button (clears selections). I like the way this works.

Alan D.
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