[FoRK] A New Take on the Electoral Process...

Damien Morton fork at bitfurnace.com
Fri May 6 05:55:28 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 
> read yet.
> sdw
> 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:
>>     http://www.citizensassembly.bc.ca/flash/bc-stv-full
>> 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.
>> -Ian.
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