[E-voting] CEV submission -- draft

Michael McMahon michael at hexmedia.com
Mon Mar 15 10:44:47 GMT 2004


Michael McMahon wrote:

>
>>  Apparently 80% of all ballots are unique.  
>
>
> I doubt this is true.I checked the 2002 raw data
> from Dublin North and there were only 3214 unique votes
> out of a total of 43942 (which is 7.3%) with 12 candidates.
>
> Do this on any Unix system
>
> tail  +2 votes.txt  | sed -e 's/"[0-9]*";//' | sort | uniq -d | wc -l


oops! I got that wrong. You need to omit the -d from the uniq command

The real result was 19299 out of 43942 (which is 43% )

Sorry!

>
> That will tell you the number of unique votes in the named csv file
> (assuming the raw data can be trusted obviously)
>
> It would be interesting to look at the other constituencies
> but I doubt it could ever be as high as 80%.
>






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