I aim to define several election systems so that any of them may be used in elections in California. I want to leave open the choice between several systems because the tradeoffs between theory and practicality will not be clear untill all have been tried. The law should be stated that the elections official in charge (secretary of state, etc) shall be able to choose the method that seems to fit the demands of technology, culture and theoretical virtue of the various systems. All of the systems defined and approved of by law shall meet certain minimum theoretical merits.*
The Draft as I have it defines "Approval Voting", "Yes/No Vote", "Instant Runoff Normalized Rating Election", "Virtual Round Robin Tournament" and "Instant Runoff Voting". To do: multi-seat methods. Comments welcome
California Elections Code is quite long. It's about 2 MB of plain text and apparently not available from the state in a handy download.
Back to bolson's Election Reform page
I handed a copy of this to my State Assembly candidate (the old one was a lame duck). Maybe you should see what your legislator thinks of it. Or, better yet, read up on your state's laws and adjust the wording to match better, and then see what your lawmaker thinks of it.