[EM] Re: Voting Systems Study of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota

Araucaria Araucana araucaria.araucana at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 10:25:19 PDT 2005

On  6 Jun 2005 at 21:20 UTC-0700, Abd ulRahman Lomax wrote:
> Approval Voting amounts to nothing more than striking out the rule that
> spoils multiply-marked ballots. As has often been noted, it doesn't require 
> any voting machine changes (except if machines automatically reject 
> multiply-marked ballots, and since the machines have to be able to 
> accomodate multiple-seat elections, they must be programmable not to do this).
> What if we had IRV with Approval? What is that called?


Equal-Rank [allowed], Instant Runoff Voting, whole [votes counted for
equal rank].

In other words, each round of the runoff becomes an approval election
rather than a single-vote-transfer election.

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