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- A voting procedure in which voters can vote for, or approve of, as many candidates as they wish. Each candidate approved of receives one vote, and the candidate with the most votes wins.
Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project
- Project set up to evaluate the current state and reliability of U.S. voting systems, and to propose specific uniform requirements and guidelines for U.S. voting systems. Formed in December 2000 in response to the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election.
- A pairwise election system where ranked ballots are used to simulate many head-to-head elections, where the winner is the candidate who wins all pairings.
- Group decision-making procedure in which preference is specified using voting strategies in a given scenario (for instance, a first-past-the-post election)
- This site explains the best voting methods for elections and meetings. Free software included.
- Various articles on democracy: electoral method and the scientific method
Election Methods Mailing List
- Discussion of single-winner election reform, the relative merits of different proportional representation systems, and the technical underpinnings of all election methods.
Election Methods Website
- Site advocating Condorcet/pairwise voting methods. Includes detailed explanations of Condorcet methods.
Elections: Results and Voting systems
- Links to websites and articles on a variety of voting systems and suggested election reforms.
- Advocates a system in which poor people are given proportionally greater voting power than wealthier people.
How Democracy Works
- Explanation two-party politics against left-right spectrum. Asserts that in perfect elections, candidates will appear equally imperfect, elections' voter turnout will often be low, and all elections will end in near ties.
How the Net can transform voting
- MSNBC article comparing Borda to Approval voting. Goes into the history of Approval voting.
International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)
- A private, nonprofit organization established in 1987 to support electoral and other democratic institutions in emerging, evolving, and experienced democracies.
Making Multicandidate Elections More Democratic
- Out of print book by Samuel Merrill which explains voting systems.
Making Sense out of Consensus
- SIAM News article about Borda, Condorcet, and Approval voting which uses the Jesse Ventura victory in Minnesota as primary example.
May the Best Man Lose
- Discover magazine critical of winner-take-all and plurality systems, favoring proposals by Donald Saari and Steven Brams.
- A new electoral system which boasts the advantages of first-past-the-post, but retains the "fairness" of proportional representation.
Politicians and Polytopes mailing list
- Preferential voting, and the mathematics of methods derived from or compliant with, principles of STV & FPTP.
The Center for Voting and Democracy
- Organization that researches how voting systems affect participation, representation and governance. Advocates proportional representation systems for legislative elections, instant runoff voting for executive and judicial elections and public interest redistricting.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: When Votes Don't Add Up
- Article describing relative merits of Approval, Instant Runoff, and Borda methods
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