[EM] Approval Voting

Bart Ingles bartman at netgate.net
Sun Feb 27 17:32:56 PST 2000

DEMOREP1 at aol.com wrote:
> Craig Carey asked in Re: [EM] Journals on the Internet---
> Are people writing to this list advocating some "Approval Vote" method?.
> Isn't it one of the very worst methods around?.
> ----
> D- It is a lower tech major improvement over simple plurality (especially if
> there is a majority requirement) pending the higher tech use of head to head
> number voting (which needs computers for large scale elections).
> See the chief AV website at--
> http://bcn.boulder.co.us/government/approvalvote/center.html

Beyond the links available at that site, you might also look for Samuel
Merrill, *Making Multicandidate Elections More Democratic*, 1988
Princeton University Press, 149 pp.   Very readable, compares several
voting systems under various modeling & strategy assumptions.

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