[EM] Advantages of CR style ballots

Anthony Simmons asimmons at krl.org
Fri Dec 28 13:46:15 PST 2001

>> From: Forest Simmons <fsimmons at pcc.edu>
>> Subject: Re: [EM] Advantages of CR style ballots

>> Anthony's account of practical considerations is very
>> interesting.

>> Based on those practical considerations here's a
>> suggestion on how to design an unconstrained CR ballot:

>> Each voter marks a smudge to the right of each candidate's
>> name.  The smudgier the smudge, the higher the rating. The
>> mechanical smudge reader automatically calibrates to each
>> ballot by giving the smudgiest smudge on the ballot a
>> rating of 100 percent, while zeroing out the lightest
>> smudge (or lack thereof).

>> Forest

Cool.  We could let pets fill out our ballots.  Or maybe the
dog (people person) votes for candidates and cat (introvert)
does the propositions.  If it's a choice between an
advertising agency and a dog, I'll go with the dog.

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