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 Which alternate form of voting is best for single seats
 Instant Runoff Voting 1 50%
 Approval Voting 1 50%
 Score Voting 0 0%
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VioletKnight

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During the presidential debates, we were asked to rank the candidates from greatest to least via Approval voting. The Green party supports this method for electing single seat officers. However, this might conflict with other ways of voting. I do think all third parties should come decide which one is best to secure goals.

The biggest criticism of IRV is that it still leads to a 2 party system. It also might be complicated.

While approval voting removes some of the problems, a person still gives each candidate one vote regardless of how much they like them. By having people rank the candidates form 0-10, it will better reflect what they think.

I think that score voting is the best way to elect single seat civil servants, and I think we should convince other 3rd parties to do the same. However, I'll post a poll.

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IRV leads away from a 2 party system (as do some of the other methods).  Our IRV campaign worked directly with Fairvote.org and Rob Ritchie himself.  IRV is based on a mathematically-proven formula that works for IRV and Pro-Rep.  It is very easy to understand, actually, and results in a single winner who represents the sentiments of the overall electorate.  Other methods, like approval voting, can lead to ties and even pluralities. 

You may want to read some more about it at fairvote.org.  Let's not promulgate confusion about a very good vote-counting system that is in actual use in many places around the world, and even here in the U.S.

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Originally Posted by No Difference
IRV leads away from a 2 party system (as do some of the other methods).  Our IRV campaign worked directly with Fairvote.org and Rob Ritchie himself.  IRV is based on a mathematically-proven formula that works for IRV and Pro-Rep.  It is very easy to understand, actually, and results in a single winner who represents the sentiments of the overall electorate.  Other methods, like approval voting, can lead to ties and even pluralities. 

You may want to read some more about it at fairvote.org.  Let's not promulgate confusion about a very good vote-counting system that is in actual use in many places around the world, and even here in the U.S.


IRV is less likely to support a 2 party system than what we have now, although

One concern is that in most cases, the third party will always receive the least amount of first votes, and thus be eliminated much of the times. Although probably is another form of rank voting which doesn't involve this (where the candidate with the smallest total count wins)

With thousands of people voting, it is unlikely that AV will cause a tie between candidates.

Here's a site with a lot of articles that support AV. I'll go check out fairvote.

http://www.electology.org/approval-voting-vs-irv

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