[EM] MUMA like method with MJ style ballots

Michael Ossipoff email9648742 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 08:23:34 PDT 2016

Heaving only 2 rating-levels means that, ordinarily, strategy can't
importantly improve on sincerity.

But, if chicken dilemma becomes a problem, 3-Slot ICT's middle rating
avoids the problem.

Michael Ossipoff
On Oct 4, 2016 5:53 PM, "Forest Simmons" <fsimmons at pcc.edu> wrote:

> How about Grade style ballots as in Majority Judgment, but simple MUMA
> style counting:
> Each voter assigns grades A, B, C, D, or F to each of the candidates.  A
> blank counts as an E, between D and F.
> Elect the pairwise winner between the candidate with the greatest number
> of votes above C (pretty good), and the greatest number of votes above D
> (not too bad)
> It seems to me that this simple method would be even more apt than MJ to
> elicit sincere ballots.  In fact, if the pretty good (PG) and not too bad
> (NTB) marks were not strictly required to be consistent with the grade
> marks, then there would be no incentive to vote insincere grades or to
> collapse preferences beyond the built in resolution constraint
> corresponding to only six levels.
> It would be fun to see if voters did vote their grades consistent with
> their PG and NTB marks when not required to.
> For more resolution in the pairwise comparison allow grades with plus (+)
> or minus (-) attached.
> And while we're proposing simple methods, don't forget basic single winner
> asset voting as first advocated by Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll).
> Forest
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