Attempts to improve on Approval and Score Voting are always at least somewhat illusory, because, even when some improvement is achieved, it’s accompanied by problems.
The five voting systems described here, although less well known, are an essential ingredient to this series of articles constituting my magnum opus on election methods.
Score voting offers a compromise between strategy and sincerity. It softens the harm that strategy could do, when that strategy isn’t really in the voter’s best interest.
I consider Approval to be the best voting-system proposal. It’s perfectly matched to and suited to what most matters in voting: Electing from the set of the very best candidates.
This series of articles constitutes my magnum opus on election methods. Its purpose is to more thoroughly compare the twelve best voting-systems available.
In addition to the basic benefits of Approval Voting, doesn’t require any new ballots, balloting-equipment, or software, other than turning off the provision to detect and reject overvotes.
You’re invited to vote in a poll between 7 voting-systems at the Condorcet Internet Voting Service created by longtime Democracy Chronicles writer Michael Ossipoff
Progressive party platforms give us an idea of what it could be like, if we had democracy. But first we have to get democracy, and that’s what this article is all about.
So, how to vote? The best, appropriate and effective vote is to boycott the illegitimate elections and to demand verifiable vote-counting in big pro-democracy demonstrations all across the country.
It’s amusing how, when the subject of rigged elections comes up, some people equate “fraud” with “voter fraud”. Wrong. There’s another kind of fraud: Count-fraud. If you have count-fraud, you don’t even need voter-fraud.