[EM] Fwd: [CES #15768] "Voting method" vs. "voting system"

Ken B kbearman at isd.net
Fri Feb 10 13:29:28 PST 2017

On 2/10/2017 2:19 PM, robert bristow-johnson wrote:
> i actually like "election method" over "voting method".  i think the 
> former might be more descriptive and the latter sounds like something 
> that only happens in the voting booth.  "voting method" almost sounds 
> like "voting strategy" or "voting tactic", e.g. bullet voting or 
> compromising.
> but "voting system" sounds like paperless machine vs. paper vs. punch 
> card vs optical scan vs. anonymous vs. public town hall.
> Approval, Score, Plurality (with or without Runoff), STV, Borda, 
> Bucklin, Schulze, Ranked Pairs, MinMax are all election methods.
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[KB]  That's exactly what I understood:  "voting" is a micro reference 
-- at the person level -- while "election" is a macro reference -- 
covering all the voting.
   - Ken Bearman, Minneapolis MN

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