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 Voting system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Voting weight is not the same thing as voting power, which measures a voter's ability to actually change the outcome of an election in situations where voters may form coalitions.
Votes are transferred between candidates in a manner similar to instant runoff voting, but in addition to transferring votes from candidates who are eliminated, excess votes are also transferred from candidates who already have a quota.
Voting is perhaps best known for its use in democratic elections, where political candidates are selected for public office based on the preferences of voters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Voting_system   (4790 words)

  
 Table of voting systems by nation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These tables deal with voting to select candidates for office, not for the passing of legislation.
Much of the data regarding which voting system is used is drawn from this 2002 report from the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
Independent candidates need to gather votes equal to the total number of votes cast in the constituency divided by the number of local seats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Table_of_voting_systems_by_nation   (621 words)

  
 AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
Voting systems and components shall be designed and constructed to simplify and to facilitate the functions required and to eliminate the likelihood of erroneous stimuli and responses on the part of the voter or operator.
Related to the whole issue of voting access for those who are blind or visually impaired is the fact that a bond issue has been placed on the March 2002 statewide primary election ballot in order to raise revenue to permit modernization of voting systems throughout the state.
The Avaya Voter Solution is one of the first systems to meet all of the Federal Election Commission's (FEC) proposed standards for accessible voting systems, as based on amendments to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998.
www.acb.org /resources/votingbook1.html   (21344 words)

  
 Instant-runoff voting - Electowiki
In order to increase awareness of the voting method and to demonstrate it in a real-world situation, the Independence Party of Minnesota tested IRV by using it in a straw poll during the 2004 Minnesota caucuses (results favored John Edwards).
The system is favored by many third parties, most notably the Green Party and the United States Libertarian PartyLibertarian Party, as a solution to the "spoiler" effect third-party sympathizers suffer from under plurality voting (i.e., voters are forced to vote tactically to defeat the candidate they most dislike, rather than for their own preferred candidate).
When the single transferable vote (STV) voting system is applied to a single-winner election it is sometimes called instant-runoff voting (IRV), as it is much like holding a series of runoff elections in which the lowest polling candidate is eliminated in each round until someone receives majority vote.
wiki.electorama.com /wiki/Instant-runoff_voting   (3273 words)

  
 Election Selection: Science News Online, Nov. 2, 2002
Voters should be motivated to vote for their true favorites rather than feeling pressured by a bad voting system into voting for the lesser of two evils.
Approval voting, Brams says, gives voters more sovereignty by enabling them to express the intensity of their preferences: a voter who strongly favors one candidate can vote for just that candidate, while a voter who can't stand one candidate can vote for everyone else.
The only common voting procedure that would give a tie to both of these cases is the Borda count, which gives two points to a voter's top choice and one point to his second choice in a three-candidate election.
www.sciencenews.org /20021102/bob8.asp   (8946 words)

  
 (DV) Moon and Richie: Crying Reform, Not Wolf
Because Touchscreen machines were not yet in use in 2000, a comparison of 2004 and 2000 voting patterns cannot be undermined by accusation of machine fraud in both election cycles.
We must learn from other nations that have taken sensible steps like implementing universal voter registration to ensure clean and complete rolls, voting on a non-workday to ease voter access, paying for more pollworkers and setting rigorously enforced uniform standards for voting processes.
Then we would have had the urgently needed media scrutiny of the indefensible position Ohio and Florida took in tossing out any provisional votes for president cast by eligible voters in the wrong polling place.
www.dissidentvoice.org /Nov2004/Moon-Richie1118.htm   (1028 words)

  
 AlterNet: Will Electronic Voting Machines Steal the 2004 Election?
Hagel has owned shares in both the voting company itself and in the parent company run by his campaign finance director, and Hagel was the CEO and Chairman of the voting machine company while it built the machines that counted his votes.
This happened when voting systems, which should be considered part of the "public commons" were turned over to private companies.
Their current focus is to get their encryption system into all the other manufacturers' voting systems; their encryption concept is just another attempt to do an end run around an open transparent system with paper ballots.
www.alternet.org /story/16874   (2863 words)

  
 Table Of Voting System By Nation
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By ignoring how voters might rank all the candidates in an election, the plurality system opens the floodgates to unsettling, paradoxical results when there are three or more candidates.
Disapproval voting (anyone not disapproved, effectively wins - this method is more associated...
www.voting-resources.com /table-of-voting-system-by-nation.html   (432 words)

  
 Educated Guesswork: November 2003 Archives
The data is whatever the voting machine says it is. This has the advantage that we're not subjected to counting-time debates about the meaning of political votes, which is a good thing, since, as we saw in 2000, people's positions on the standard of measurement are almost inevitably contaminated by the result they are seeking.
What prompted the widespread interest in these systems was the unedifying spectacle of the 2000 Florida recount, where election officials were forced to decide what the interpretation of individual ballots should be.
A lot of the concern about electronic voting has centered on the fact that the machines don't produce adequate audit trails and therefore are potentially susceptible to fraud.
www.rtfm.com /movabletype/archives/2003_11.html   (8916 words)

  
 EPIC's Public Information Requests to States on DRE Voting Technology
With no independent means for voters to verify that their vote is counted as cast a proactive approach already begun by many activists around the nation ask probing questions of policymakers and decision makers about paperless DRE voting technology.
Election Administrators' relationship with voting technology vendors raises issues The communities of voters and non-voters have the right to a voting system and public election process whose honesty, accuracy, and integrity are without question.
The current voluntary system of standards established by the Federal Election Commission in 2002, was an update of their 1990 standards, and is viewed as inadequate.
www.epic.org /privacy/voting/foia   (1490 words)

  
 Voting
On November 2 millions of Americans will cast their votes for President in computerized voting systems that can be rigged by corporate or local-election insiders.
The two tables are notionally identical copies of the votes collated from all polling stations.
The second of the two tables is the one used to determine the election result.
www.govsux.com /voting.htm   (1289 words)

  
 Wikipedia Voting Systems Project
(13 December 2005 by Uncle G) Instant-runoff voting
www.electorama.com /wikipedia/votingsystems.rss   (8 words)

  
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salon.com /tech/feature/2003/.../voting_machine_standards/index_np.html   (252 words)

  
 Table Of Voting System By Nation
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www.voting-resources.com /table-of-voting-system-by-nation.html   (427 words)

  
 Table of voting systems by nation
Parallel voting - This means that two simultaneous systems are used to elect representatives to the same body.
Much of the data regarding which voting system is used is drawn from this 2002 report from the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
Much of the data regarding the size of the parliaments comes from this 1997 report from the same Institute.
bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/t/ta/table_of_voting_systems_by_nation.html   (427 words)

  
 Table of voting systems by nation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These tables deal with voting to select candidates for office, not for the passing of legislation.
Much of the data regarding which voting system is used is drawn from this 2002 report from the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
Independent candidates need to gather votes equal to the total number of votes cast in the constituency divided by the number of local seats.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Table_of_voting_systems_by_nation   (427 words)

  
 All words on List of democracy and elections-related topics
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 Articles - Table of voting systems by nation
Independent candidates need to gather votes equal to the total number of votes cast in the constituency divided by the number of local seats.
The remaining seats are distributed among parties by the d'Hondt method applied to the total number of votes for each.
The state of Louisiana uses runoff voting for all House and Senate seats.
www.gaple.com /articles/Table_of_voting_systems_by_nation?mySession=f70b7ce54c87d3221be05226cb7f27fc   (573 words)

  
 Table of voting systems by nation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These tables deal with voting to select candidates for office, not for the passing of legislation.
The remaining seats are distributed among parties by the d'Hondt method applied to the total number of votes for each.
Much of the data regarding which voting system is used is drawn from this 2002 report from the Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Table_of_voting_systems_by_nation   (492 words)

  
 Universal suffrage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fans of the United States, New Zealand, Finland and Norway all have their arguments for why their favorite nation is to be seen as the front-runner, which is indicated in the table below.
Universal suffrage (also general suffrage or common suffrage) consists of the extension of suffrage, or the right to vote, to all adults, without distinction as to race, sex, belief or social status.
In the late 19th and early 20th century, the focus of universal suffrage became the removal of restrictions against women having the right to vote.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Universal_suffrage   (492 words)

  
 Universal suffrage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fans of the United States, New Zealand, Finland and Norway all have their arguments for why their favorite nation is to be seen as the front-runner, which is indicated in the table below.
Universal suffrage (also general suffrage or common suffrage) consists of the extension of suffrage, or the right to vote, to all adults, without distinction as to race, sex, belief or social status.
The first movements toward universal suffrage (or manhood suffrage) occurred in the early 19th century, and focused on removing property requirements for voting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Universal_suffrage   (492 words)

  
 The Washington Monthly
(They now have both the Ohio and Georgia contracts.) In a round table swap of incestuous patronage the previous executives of Global moved on to head the third largest vote-counting company in the nation, Advanced Voting Systems.
Todd Urosevich is now Vice President of ES&S. Strangely enough, brother Bob moved on to head the second largest computerized vote-counting business, Global Election Systems, recently purchased by ATM and security giant Diebold.
For example, at Diebold - whose corporate chief, Wally O'Dell, a top Bush fundraiser, has publicly committed himself to "delivering" his home state's votes to Bush next year - the election division is run by Bob Urosevich.
www.washingtonmonthly.com /archives/individual/2004_11/005147.php   (492 words)

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