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

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Wed Oct 24 12:18:39 PDT 2001

Can anybody see even one advantage that any of these low tech proxy PR
variants has over Craig Layton's open list cumulative/approval method?

For Craig's PR proposal see message 7686 of the EM archives:


Craig's method is just as low tech (one bit per candidate) as the
suggested proxy variants, and is easily adapted [follow his EM message
thread!] to give PR results as good as any existing PR method, proxy or

As far as I can see, the only possible advantage of a proxy PR method is
the convenience of just shading one bubble (to designate your proxy) and
letting your proxy worry about how to actually vote.

In the USA (where convenience is right up there with mom and apple pie) 
some of these proxy ideas just might catch on!


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