[EM] D'Hondt without lists

Forest Simmons fsimmons at pcc.edu
Fri Aug 16 15:56:30 PDT 2002

On Fri, 16 Aug 2002, James Gilmour wrote in part:

> Why not simply use standard STV-PR?  (Choice Voting in USA).
> If you have a council of, say, 20 members who are to elect a committee of, say, five from among those 20, STV-PR would seem the most
> appropriate.  It will work when the party members choose to organise slates of candidates and vote "the party ticket" and it will
> work equally well when there are no slates and when the members vote for the candidates as individuals.  That is because STV-PR,
> unlike all other systems of PR, treats all candidates as individuals and does not rely on the existence of pre-existing parties or
> other recognised groups.

Actually there are many PR methods besides STV-PR that treat all
candidates as individuals.

The simplest of these, PAV and Sequential PAV, are based on Approval style

More complicated are pairwise PR methods (based on the D'Hondt rule, for
example) that reduce to Condorcet methods in the single winner case.


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