[EM] Low Tech Proxy P.R. Method- Party Variant, 22 Oct 2001

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Tue Oct 23 13:08:54 PDT 2001

I would like to suggest another variant:

As soon as you get the list from each candidate, add the name of that
candidate to the top of the list.  Then every vote for that candidate is a
vote for that ranked list.

Treating the lists as ballots from the voters supporting them, allocate
the seats STV style.


On Mon, 22 Oct 2001 DEMOREP1 at aol.com wrote:

> Low Tech Proxy P.R. Method- Party Variant, 22 Oct 2001
> Demorep1 at aol.com
> Pending computerized voting ---  a low tech proxy proportional representation 
> election method. [variable in brackets]
> Party Variant (for the case if a party has a large number of candidates that 
> split the votes for the party --- especially in the first p.r. election).
> Sec. 1 (f)-(i) is new.
> Most (if not ALL) of the current world political crisis/madness is directly 
> due to having minority rule regimes on both sides with their conflicting 
> control agendas.
> Sec. 1. (a) Each legislative body candidate shall get a list of all 
> candidates in all districts at least [14] days prior to election day.
> (b) Each candidate shall rank all the other candidates in all districts 
> (using 1, 2, etc.) and file such list not later than [4 P.M. 7] days before 
> election day.
> (c) Lists shall be made public immediately at such deadline.
> (d) If a list is not filed, then the votes for the candidate shall not be 
> counted.
> (e) Each Elector may vote for 1 candidate in his/her district.
> (f) A party shall get a seat for each [100/S] percent of the votes in [a 
> district] [all districts] that it's candidates receive.  [[S = number of 
> district or total seats]]
> (g) After subtracting the votes that produce such percentages, the party or 
> parties getting the most votes shall receive the remaining seats, if any.
> (h) The candidate(s) getting the most votes of each such party in [a 
> district] [all districts] shall receive the party's seats and be elected.
> (i) Independent candidates as a group shall be deemed to be a party.
> (j) Each losing candidate shall have his/her votes transferred to the elected 
> candidate highest on his/her rank order list.
> Sec. 2.  (a) Each member (or his/her vacancy replacement) shall have a voting 
> power in the legislative body and its committees, in person or by written 
> proxy, equal to the number of votes that he/she finally receives.
> (b) A fractional part of all members (majority, two thirds, etc.) shall mean 
> the members whose combined voting powers equal or exceed such fractional part 
> of the total voting powers of all members.
> (c) A majority of the total voting powers in a legislative body shall be 
> required for any action unless a higher or lower fractional part is specified 
> in this Constitution.
> Sec. 3. (a) A legislative body candidate or member shall file a written rank 
> order list of persons to fill his/her vacancy, if any.
> (b) The qualified person highest on the list shall fill the vacancy.
> (c) The legislative body shall fill the vacancy if the preceding does not 
> happen.

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