Re: Voting system for elections

From: Ian Jackson <ijackson(at)chiark(dot)greenend(dot)org(dot)uk>
To: ucko(at)debian(dot)org (Aaron M(dot) Ucko)
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Voting system for elections
Date: 2016-07-25 12:01:23
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Aaron M. Ucko writes ("Re: Voting system for elections"):
> Here's a half-baked thought, for the sake of brainstorming: What if the
> vote-counting software were to alternate between selecting Condorcet
> winners and progressively reweighting ballots to discount those that
> gave high ranks to winners that had already been selected? The problem
> is coming up with a reasonable reweighting algorithm. Simplicity is a
> big plus, in the interest of transparency, but there are other
> considerations. In particular:

I don't think SPI should be in the business of designing and then
adopting a bespoke election system.



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