Re: Ranked Choice Voting -- San Francisco Style

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 02:07:30 CDT

At 5:17 PM -0700 5/5/04, Steve Chessin wrote:
> >From Wed May 5 14:24:08 2004
>>From: "Alan Dechert" <>
>>To: <>
>>Subject: Re: [voting-project] Ranked Choice Voting -- San Francisco Style
>>Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 14:23:47 -0700
>>> A voter will most likely want to "undo" their last selection, without
>>> clearing the others. Consider Cambridge, Massachusetts, with 9 city
>>> council seats and 20 candidates. A voter who accidentally picks the
>>> wrong 10th candidate isn't going to want to hit "clear" and then
>>> re-enter 1-9 all over again. The interface needs good human factors.
>>> And it needs to be similar to the other interfaces. For example, in
>>> a "Vote for 3" race, if I make a mistake on my third selection, I can
>>> clear (deselect) it without affecting the other two selections.
>>I think we agree that we need lots of Human Factors testing to find the best
>Yes. Two of the three DRE companies that competed for Santa Clara
>County's business demonstrated IRV capability. I remember that
>Diebold's did allow you to deselect as I described. I don't remember
>what Sequoia's did.
>>BTW, I know you had some concern about traffic to your inbox when we signed
>>you up for this list. I think I told you 4-5 messages per day .... actually
>>the historical average at that time was probably around 7 per day. So it
>>turns out it's running 40-50 messages per day. I hope you are managing this
>I'm thinking of unsubscribing unless you get a "digest" option.

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