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From SML <paral...@lafn.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] on ground rules for determining Derby logo
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2005 21:07:08 GMT
+1 with run-off option if needed.

/SML



> Excellent point. I think #2 would be simplest:
> 
> > 2) a run-off among the top vote-getters (possibly the top three)
> 
>   -jean
> 
> 
> Jeffrey Lichtman wrote:
> > 
> >> The simple majority of votes will determine the winner.
> > 
> > 
> > Do you mean a simple majority or a plurality? With the number of 
> > entries, it's not likely that there will be a simple majority (i.e.
> > an entry whose votes account for more than 50% of those cast). There
> > are several ways to deal with this:
> > 
> >    1) the winner is the one with a plurality of votes (i.e. the most
> >    
> > votes, although not necessarily a majority)
> > 
> >    2) a run-off among the top vote-getters (possibly the top three)
> > 
> >    3) instant run-off, where each voter lists up to three (or
> >    possibly 
> > more) selections in order of precedence. Everyone's first choice is 
> > counted. If the top vote-getter has more than 50% of the vote,
> > that's the winner. Otherwise, figure out which candidate has the
> > least votes, eliminate that one from the competition, and count the
> > votes again using the next choice for anyone who preferred the
> > candidate that was eliminated. Keep doing this until there is a
> > clear winner.
> > 
> >    4) approval voting, where each voter is allowed to vote for as
> >    many 
> > candidates as he or she wants. The idea is to vote for all the 
> > candidates one approves of. The winner is the one that gets the most
> > 
> > votes - there are no run-off elections in this voting system.
> > 
> > I really think it's important to figure this out - otherwise, we
> > could run into disagreements about which logo really won, or we
> > could get a winner with three votes that the great majority of the
> > voters didn't vote for.
> > 
> > 
> >                        -        Jeff Lichtman
> >                                 swazoo@rcn.com
> >                                 Check out Swazoo Koolak's Web
> >                                 Jukebox at http://swazoo.com/
> > 
> 
> 

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