Demorep's Runoff Ideas

Forest Simmons fsimmons at
Thu Jan 17 17:32:59 PST 2002

On Tue, 15 Jan 2002 DEMOREP1 at wrote:

> Forest wrote-
> However, I still think the five slot grade ballot (on which each voter
> grades each candidate) would be easier for the voters to fill out than the
> ranked preference ballots.
> ---
> D- Perhaps 4 slots -- 2 above average, 2 below average.

I agree that four slots would be better except for one aspect: with five
slots we can build on the voters' familiarity with the most common grading
system A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0, at least here in the USA.


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