Election Methods project

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Election Methods project

Election Methods project

This project examines alternative Election Methods that correct the well-known flaws of Plurality Voting, with focus on research, practical demonstrations, policies, outreach and education.

Practical Democracy

A bottom-up political process built on reason rather than emotion, focused on careful examination of candidates before they are elected.

Polling station

The members of this site each have their own Polling Station to keep track of ongoing polls, changes in results and of whether they have already voted or not.

In an Emocracy,"I don't know" should count as zero

With multiple options, and a range of positive to negative, saying "I don't know" about one or more of them should count as zero. If the voter wants to approve or disapprove, let them do it. But it is unfair to allow the easy out of "I don't know" to count the same as "I really don't like". If "I don't know" means "I'll let the rest of you decide" then it should have no effect on the outcome. It should count as zero. By any interpretation, "I don't know" should result in no benefit and no harm. As an example, look at the emocracy poll. Emocracy scores 9 for, 5 against and 4 "I don't know".

Democracy and Decision-Making (1)

Defining 'Democracy'

Democracy means:
1) Universal direct democracy has highest authority.
2) All adult organisms advanced enough to comprise soul consciousness get to vote.

The purpose of democracy is to give the public more of what they like and less of what they hate. Democracy is the manifestation of the will of the public.

Decision-Making Methods

French presidential elections, 2017

10 days from now, I will vote in the first round of the presidential election, and I have spend a lot of time watching debates and getting informed on the candidates.

There is so much to write about in this election. Unfortunately for you, most of my time will be spent on writing about it in French, so that I can share with my family.

However, should you be interested, or if you have comments or questions on the French elections (plural, because we have two rounds), you can use the comment section below.

You may check this first:

Emocracy and Expressive Verse

Emocracy is a variant of Score Voting. The differences are thus:

How many lunch options should we have? (2)

A group of friends submit desired food items as options to vote for. One friend will go to different stores to pick up the food items. How many stores should the friend volunteering to pick up the food go to?

Choice Blog entries +5+4+3+2+10-1-2-3-4-5I don't know Votes Score
— % 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
— % 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
View the full results and vote

What should we have for lunch?

A group of friends want lunch. Everybody submits the food option they want so the group can vote on the option.

Choice Blog entries +5+4+3+2+10-1-2-3-4-5I don't know Votes Score
100 % Vegetable salad + fruit salad for desert 2 entries 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10
80 % Ice Cream 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
60 % Hamburgers 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
View the full results and vote

What should we have for lunch? (2)

A group of friends each submit options for what they want for lunch. One of the "friends" is an "anarcho"-capitalist!

Choice Blog entries +5+4+3+2+10-1-2-3-4-5I don't know Votes Score
85 % Pizza 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
85 % Ice Cream 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7
80 % Hamburgers 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
80 % Hot Dogs 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
View the full results and vote

Canada's "Liberals" Break Electoral Reform Promise

One of the Liberal Party of Canada's campaign promises going into the 2015 election was a new electoral system in the first half of their mandate. Knowing that they couldn't get away with introducing a system that exacerbates the disproportionality of the current winner-take-all system, the "Liberals" have abandoned their commitment to electoral reform.1

  • 1. Smith, Marie-Danielle. "Liberals break electoral reform promise less than a day after signalling collaboration with opposition". National Post, 1 Feb.

The More the Merrier?

http://en.minguo.info/blogs/panoramics/adding_higher_precision
Let's try the above experiment again with 90 people, 8 options, and as many referendums as is necessary to choose a clear victor.

90 people choose among 8 options:

Round 1
Scenario 1 results:
Option A: 90
Option B: 0
Option C: 0
Option D: 0
Option E: 0
Option F: 0
Option G: 0
Option H: 0
No further voting is needed.

Scenario 2 results:
Option A: 50
Option B: 40
Option C: 0
Option D: 0
Option E: 0
Option F: 0
Option G: 0
Option H: 0

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