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== Index of Voting Methods ==
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A list of voting methods is stored [[Main Index|here]].
  
 
== Frequently Asked Questions List ==
 
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* The Wikipedia project is working on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Voting_Systems Wikipedia:WikiProject Voting Systems]
 
* The Wikipedia project is working on [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Voting_Systems Wikipedia:WikiProject Voting Systems]
 
* Phil Hunt once maintained the [http://www.vision25.demon.co.uk/pol/votefaq.txt Voting Systems FAQ], which he posted periodically to [news:alt.politics.elections the alt.politics.elections newsgroup], among others. It hasn't been updated in quite a while, though.
 
* Phil Hunt once maintained the [http://www.vision25.demon.co.uk/pol/votefaq.txt Voting Systems FAQ], which he posted periodically to [news:alt.politics.elections the alt.politics.elections newsgroup], among others. It hasn't been updated in quite a while, though.
* [http://electionmethods.org The Election Methods Research Group] has a high-level overview of election methods and the definitions associated with them.
 
* Blake Cretney has set up [http://condorcet.org/emr/ an election methods resource page] that also provides some useful definitions.
 
 
* Mike Ossipoff composed [http://www.eskimo.com/~robla/cpr/single-winner.html an explanation of single winner methods].
 
* Mike Ossipoff composed [http://www.eskimo.com/~robla/cpr/single-winner.html an explanation of single winner methods].
 
* The [http://dmoz.org/Society/Politics/Campaigns_and_Elections/Voting_Systems/ Netscape Open Directory Project Voting Systems page] has a pretty complete list of alternate voting systems. [http://www.google.com Google] also carries Open Directory with page rankings (very cool feature), so you can see [http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Politics/Campaigns_and_Elections/Voting_Systems/ the ranked version of the Voting Systems Category].
 
* The [http://dmoz.org/Society/Politics/Campaigns_and_Elections/Voting_Systems/ Netscape Open Directory Project Voting Systems page] has a pretty complete list of alternate voting systems. [http://www.google.com Google] also carries Open Directory with page rankings (very cool feature), so you can see [http://directory.google.com/Top/Society/Politics/Campaigns_and_Elections/Voting_Systems/ the ranked version of the Voting Systems Category].
 
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* James Green-Armytage's [http://inside.bard.edu/~armytage/personal/voting/ voting methods resource page] provides a detailed methods survey as well as original proposals and argument essays.
== Note to Yahoo! Groups users ==
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* Rob LeGrand's [http://userfs.cec.wustl.edu/~rhl1/rbvote/ ranked ballot voting methods] page describes and evaluates several ranked ballot methods, including a very wide variety of Condorcet completion methods.
 
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* [http://rangevoting.org RangeVoting.org] has a lot of information both about range voting and about other voting methods.
Occassionally, [http://robla.net I'll] receive email from someone who
 
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posting to this mailing list.
 
 
 
Though Yahoo! did a great service
 
by archiving this group, over the years, they've made it less and less obvious
 
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are officially subscribed to this list, but in actuality, they were not. Please [http://lists.electorama.com/listinfo.cgi/election-methods-electorama.com subscribe via Electorama], and/or use the technique below (email free subscription) if you wish to post without receiving email from the list.
 
 
 
As of May 16, 2004, I've shut down Yahoo! Groups delivery. Please use the official subscription mechanism if you'd like to subscribe.
 
  
 
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Speaking of [http://my.userland.com My Userland], they now provide an [http://my.userland.com/viewChannel$3894 election-methods-list "channel"] which allows you to read this list off of My Userland.
 
Speaking of [http://my.userland.com My Userland], they now provide an [http://my.userland.com/viewChannel$3894 election-methods-list "channel"] which allows you to read this list off of My Userland.
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== Real-time Chat ==
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An [http://electorama.com/2005/chat/ experimental real-time, web-based chat] is available.  It's not clear as of this writing (2005-Aug-13) if anyone who frequents the mailing list plans to use it, but it will be available for the forseeable future.  See also [[election-methods chat]]
  
 
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''The election-methods list is maintained by [http://robla.net/ Rob Lanphier].''
 
''The election-methods list is maintained by [http://robla.net/ Rob Lanphier].''

Latest revision as of 00:27, 9 December 2013

This is the official homepage for the election-methods mailing list.

On "election-methods-list", we discuss the nitty-gritty details of single-winner election reform, the relative merits of different proportional representation systems, and the technical underpinnings of all election methods. "election-methods-list" discussions tend to be technical in nature (or at least, very laden with jargon), with the ultimate goal of providing recommendations and educational material to the electoral reform movement.

Those that want to have in-depth discussions about the technical subtleties of election methods can use "election-methods-list" to discuss those things without fear of reprisal from those who aren't interested.

Code of Conduct

Please come prepared to defend the statements that you make, and to directly answer the questions that others ask of you. This list was set up to increase communication between people interested in new forms of election methodology, not as a sounding board for those who wish to drown out opposing views with prolific repetition of statements already made. When conflicts arise, please use this list to understand fully why the other side feels the way they do by honest intellectual inquiry. And when those who feel differently than you are trying to understand why you feel the way you do, please answer as honestly and directly as possible.

Hopefully this is all common sense, but sadly not common enough (hence the reason for this message). In summary, please ask, answer, and be humble.

Index of Voting Methods

A list of voting methods is stored here.

Frequently Asked Questions List

Most things discussed on this list should be documented on Electowiki.

Additionally, there are a number of unofficial sources which define many of the terms used on the list:

Email free subscription

If you really don't want to receive mail directly from the list, but still want to post, you should still subscribe, but change your subscription by visiting the subscription options page. You will then be given the option to "Disable Email Delivery"

Archive

There are several archives available for this list:

Additionally, mail-archive.com also carries an RDF/RSS feed of the mailing list, used by syndication sites like My Netscape and My Userland.

Speaking of My Userland, they now provide an election-methods-list "channel" which allows you to read this list off of My Userland.

Real-time Chat

An experimental real-time, web-based chat is available. It's not clear as of this writing (2005-Aug-13) if anyone who frequents the mailing list plans to use it, but it will be available for the forseeable future. See also election-methods chat


The election-methods list is maintained by Rob Lanphier.