[EM] List PR
Craig.LAYTON at add.nsw.gov.au
Thu Jun 14 16:56:30 PDT 2001
Thanks for your comments.
>So this example makes me lean towards saying that "above line voting"
>should either be prohibited entirely or else it should be construed as
>approving each and every candidate on the party's list.
>Either of these two modifications would forestall the (somewhat
>embarrassing) situation brought up by my example.
Above the line voting is, of course, equivalent to approving every candidate
on a party's list, but you're right - that kind of situation would hardly
inspire public confidence in the method.
>I don't see any obvious way of improving on Craig's idea for modifying
>open list PR in the context of many winner elections.
>For two or three winners, I think that PAV (Proportional Approval Voting)
>is the best.
>Around half a dozen winners, perhaps some version of STV would be most
I have come to basically the same conclusion myself.
>With a dozen or more winners some form of list PR seems the most practical
>to me, though my intuition isn't as far advanced as Craig's on this.
The other option is STV (or PAV) in districts, but I've not yet decided
whether this is a better idea than list PR. David Catchpole had an
interesting idea a few months ago with a PR/Condorcet model, but I didn't
follow all of it.
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