[E-voting] need help finding a reference

Catherine Ansbro cansbro at eircom.net
Thu Feb 11 14:29:50 GMT 2010


What Michael said.  100% agreement. 

If you'd like data showing how different systems affect outcomes 
(including the impact of specific voting tactics), see Peter Emerson's 
slim books discussing various voting methodologies. One of his books 
come with a CD with sample data and spreadsheets so you can count the 
votes using various systems.

Peter's based in N. Ireland and he's done a lot of work in really 
strife-torn and polarized locations, demonstrating how various kinds of 
ranked-preference systems can help to reveal consensus.  I've learned a 
lot from him. 

You can also contact him directly and ask him your question.  He might 
have data or insight to share, or point you to a source of further info.

Cheers,
Catherine



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