[EM] Low tech Condorcet

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Tue Oct 23 13:46:45 PDT 2001

Each candidate publically endorses a sample preference ballot three weeks
before the date of the election.

On election day each voter (including each candidate) submits a lone mark
secret ballot vote for the candidate whose sample preference ballot is
most appealing to the voter.

Each lone mark ballot is automatically converted into the preference
ballot endorsed by the candidate receiving the lone mark vote.

The preference ballots generated by this process are used to find the
winner according to the rules of Ranked Pairs (or some other Condorcet


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