[EM] Fwd: [CES #15768] "Voting method" vs. "voting system"
kirsten at kit.edu
Fri Feb 10 14:57:22 PST 2017
in the social choice community, it's (i.e., algorithms such as approval
voting, STV, plurality voting, D'Hondt, etc.) usually called a "voting
rule". In the broader sense, it also is a "social choice function" (in
that sense, a "voting function" should also be fine) Just for adding
more terms, the crypto protocol for it is sometimes called a "voting
Am 10.02.2017 um 22:29 schrieb Ken B:
> 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
>> 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.
> = = = = =
> [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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