Monday, November 03, 2008

Election Methodologies

Tomorrow, November 4th, is election day in the US. A new president will be chosen.

Is the US voting system statistically the fairest? We use what’s called the “plurality” method which means that each person can vote for exactly one candidate and the candidate with the most votes wins.

What about other methods like Borda, Condorcet, or IRV? How well do they work?


Find out more...

Page of links from the Open Directory Project to information on voting systems

The Impossibility Theorem of Nobel Laureate Kenneth Arrow

Critiques of Arrow's Theorem

"May the best man lose," by Dana McKenzie, Discover, 01 November 2000.

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