[EM] Obvious Approval advantages. SODA. Approval-Runoff.

Jameson Quinn jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 17:43:20 PST 2012

Actually, SODA can work with a normal ballot, as long as there's a write-in
option. You just write in "do not delegate", or "Bender the Robot", and
check the box. Since you have more than one check, your ballot is no longer

Also, SODA is a bit more than just approval with a delegation option. The
candidate predeclarations, and the order for using delegated ballots, both
help get a good resolution the chicken dilemma.


2012/3/8 Kevin Venzke <stepjak at yahoo.fr>

> Hi Mike,
> I don't think Approval-Runoff can get off the ground since it's too
> apparent that a party could nominate two candidates (signaling that one
> is just a pawn to aid the other) and try to win by grabbing both of the
> finalist positions. If this happened regularly it would be just an
> expensive version of FPP.
> SODA actually does allow you to not delegate via checking a box. But
> a version that required delegation might be interesting because it
> wouldn't require an "approval plus checkbox" ballot, it would just need
> a vote-for-one ballot.
> Kevin
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