Re: Fwd: 80 race capacity -- 44 contests example

From: <dr-jekyll_at_att_dot_net>
Date: Thu May 27 2004 - 22:32:51 CDT

I'll put in a plug for the Data Model I proposed. Take a look at it. It models the ability to allow or dis-allow write-ins either by contest or election-wide.

Kurt

> >Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 22:07:22 -0400
> >From: David Mertz <voting-project@gnosis.cx>
> >Subject: Fwd: [voting-project] 80 race capacity -- 44 contests example
> >
> >> http://www.smartvoter.org/uvote4/uvote4.cgi?
> >> addr=1719++WILSHIRE+BL&date=2002/11/05&zip=90403
> >
> >I'm not quite sure if write-ins were allowed in the N of M contests,
> >but it looks like probably (Alan left off one contest from his printed
> >ballot):
>
> In California, write-ins are permitted in virtually all contests
> (except yes/no questions). In "vote for N" contests, there have to be
> N spaces for write-ins, so an "N of M" contest (M candidates for N
> seats) would really be "multi N (M+N)" according to the below
> notation.
>
> Rather than require the user to have to remember to enter the write-in
> numbers, you might create some additional keywords:
>
> write-ins yes # write-ins allowed by default
> write-ins no # write-ins not allowed by default
> (These could take effect when seen, so you could turn write-ins on and
> off for sets of races.)
>
> single 7 # 7 people running for one seat, so it adds a write-in if
> # allowed by default.
> multi 4 6 # 6 people running for 4 seats, so it adds 4 write-in
> # choices if allowed by default.
>
> yesno # instead of "single 2" for a yes/no question, to avoid
> # a write-in being added to it by mistake.
>
> singlenowi 2 # no write-ins allowed for this race (overrides default)
> multinowi 4 6 # no write-ins allowed for this race (overrides default)
>
> singlewi 2 # write-ins allowed for this race (overrides default)
> multiwi 4 6 # write-ins allowed for this race (overrides default)
>
> --Steve
>
> >Santa Monica, Precinct 6250089A, Nov 2002
> >6956696443497575063949807114240000 distinct votes are possible
> >Optimal encoding is approximately: 113 bits
> >Contests at bit-boundaries, approx: 133 bits
> >Self-delimited (8 char symbology): 210 bits
> >
> >Using:
> >
> ># Santa Monica, Precinct 6250089A, Nov 2002
> >single 7 # Gov
> >single 8 # Lt Gov
> >single 8 # Sec State
> >single 6 # St Contr
> >single 7 # St Treas
> >single 6 # AG
> >single 7 # Ins Com
> >single 3 # Super
> >single 3 # US Rep
> >single 4 # St Ass
> >single 4 # Eq Board
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation SC
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation SC
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation SC
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation CoA
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation Sup
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation Sup
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation Sup
> >single 2 # Judicial confirmation Sup
> >multi 4 6 # Board of Trustees (N of M?)
> >multi 4 6 # Board of Edu (N of M?)
> >single 2 # Prop 46
> >single 2 # Prop 47
> >single 2 # Prop 48
> >single 2 # Prop 49
> >single 2 # Prop 50
> >single 2 # Prop 51
> >single 2 # Prop 52
> >single 2 # Measure A
> >single 2 # Measure B
> >single 2 # Measure EE
> >single 2 # Measure FF
> >single 2 # Measure GG
> >single 2 # Measure HH
> >single 2 # Measure II
> >single 2 # Measure JJ
> >single 2 # Measure KK
> >multi 3 9 # City Council
> >multi 3 4 # Rent Control
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