[EM] Re: Ranked choice ballots
rob at karmatics.com
Wed Sep 1 14:08:43 PDT 2004
Dave Ketchum <davek <at> clarityconnect.com> writes:
> I propose a ballot looking just like plurality would use to let voters
> mark an "X" for one candidate. Here voters could rank as many of the
> candidates as they chose:
> Either 0-9 or A-Z would be permitted, but not a mixture unless you
> can sort out 01 vs OI. 0 and A are first choice.
> Gaps permitted - simply sort in order.
> Duplicates permitted - indicate same rank.
How do they mark them -- with a pen, making numbers and letters? Isn't that
subject to ambiguity if they make their letters/numbers imperfect? (hanging
chads all over again?)
I have a hard time seeing how ranking can be done well without a touch screen
or other computer-type interface.
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