Happy Election Day! Election Day is arguably a good day to reconsider how we vote. Here's Wikipedia's article about election systems, which presents ideas for alternatives to plurality voting. I like instant-runoff voting (or "IRV"), which is essentially what political conventions normally do, as they gradually eliminate unpopular candidates through repeated rounds of voting. I also like approval voting, which minimizes dissatisfaction while eliminating strategic voting.

Happy Election Day! Election Day is arguably a good day to reconsider how we vote. Here's Wikipedia's article about election systems, which presents ideas for alternatives to plurality voting. I like instant-runoff voting (or "IRV"), which is essentially what political conventions normally do, as they gradually eliminate unpopular candidates through repeated rounds of voting. I also like approval voting, which minimizes dissatisfaction while eliminating strategic voting.

Instant Runoff Voting. better than "lesser of two evils" voting.

better than "lesser of two evils" voting.

Ranked choice voting is a simple but meaningful change to elections.

Ranked choice voting is a simple but meaningful change to elections.

Instant‐runoff voting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Instant‐runoff voting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sightline's Guide to Voting Systems for Electing an Executive Officer (via Sightline Institute) (9 May 2017) Establishes recommended criteria for determining the most meaningful voting system and analyzes a variety of voting systems under those criteria (e.g., plurality, instant runoff voting).

Sightline’s Guide to Methods for Electing an Executive Officer

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Voting and Elections Discuss Democracy. For discussion and debate about how we should conduct voting and elections. For example, should we use plurality or instant runoff voting? Should we use districts or proportional representation? Should the U.S. elect its president  by national popular vote?

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FairVote acts to transform our elections to achieve secure access to participation for all, a full spectrum of meaningful ballot choices and majority rule with fair representation. As a catalyst for change, we build support for innovative strategies to win a constitutionally protected right to vote, universal voter registration, a national popular vote for president, instant runoff voting and proportional voting.

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Ranked ballots are an element of an electoral system. . . . Ranked ballots can be used in a Proportional Representation system like BC's Single Transferable Vote (STV) . . .  OR . . .  it can be used in a Winner-Take-All System like Alternative Vote. . .    AV is also known as "Preferential Voting." AV is also known as "Instant-runoff voting #IRV.   I tried my hand at a cartoon:

Ranked ballots are an element of an electoral system. . . . Ranked ballots can be used in a Proportional Representation system like BC's Single Transferable Vote (STV) . . . OR . . . it can be used in a Winner-Take-All System like Alternative Vote. . . AV is also known as "Preferential Voting." AV is also known as "Instant-runoff voting #IRV. I tried my hand at a cartoon:

How does ranked-choice voting work? - YouTube

will hold its first instant runoff voting election. Minneapolis started using IRV (aka ranked choice voting) in MPR.

Ranked Choice Voting / Instant Runoff- FairVote

Ranked Choice Voting / Instant Runoff- FairVote

脱多数決──失われた「選挙への信頼」を科学の力で取り戻せ|WIRED.jp    その第一歩は、投票者が候補者にランク付けを行い、自身の好き嫌いを詳細に表明できるようにする選好投票(優先順位付投票)だ。ランク付けされた票を集計する方法はいくつかあるが、有名なものには、IRV(Instant-runoff voting:小選挙区単記移譲式、即時決選投票)と呼ばれる方式がある。  IRVでは、得票数が最も少なかった候補者が除外され、この候補者に投票した人の票は、その人が次に選んだ候補者に加算される。そしてこれが、ひとりの候補者が過半数を獲得するまで繰り返されるのだ。

Youth Time magazine - Uprchlická krize z pohledu evropské mládeže

We are beginning to see a proliferation of Main Stream Media “journalism” about electoral reform. Canadian unfamiliarity with other electoral systems makes it incredibly easy for the main stream news media to get the facts wrong, and pass along misinformation as fact when discussing “Proportional Representation” and “Preferential Ballot/Alternate Vote/Instant Runoff Voting.”

Canadians Deserve Facts from the Main Stream Media

We are beginning to see a proliferation of Main Stream Media “journalism” about electoral reform. Canadian unfamiliarity with other electoral systems makes it incredibly easy for the main stream news media to get the facts wrong, and pass along misinformation as fact when discussing “Proportional Representation” and “Preferential Ballot/Alternate Vote/Instant Runoff Voting.”

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