[FoRK] A New Take on the Electoral Process...
Stephen D. Williams
sdw at lig.net
Thu May 5 12:21:34 PDT 2005
Pretty interesting algorithm. Explaining it to voters is interesting.
Gaming the system still seems possible, but hopefully with less impact.
You need a mathematical proof system to really make decisions on voting
system design. I have an interesting book on the subject that I haven't
Ian Andrew Bell (FoRK) wrote:
> Not-so-subtly alterations to the Provincial electoral process.
> Basically, fewer ridings, more MLAs. By allowing voters to rank their
> preferences it allows multiple MLAs to represent each riding:
> The new government in 2000 convened a council of voters (regular
> people) to study and make recommendations on improving the electoral
> process for the province of BC. This was NOT the government simply
> shifting the rules and redistricting electoral colleges as is
> commonplace in the US. These recommendations will be voted on in a
> referendum in BC's upcoming provincial election.
> This would potentially allow for effective diversification from the
> two-party system and for a stronger voice for independents.
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