How would you rather vote? *
Better Ways to Count Votes
You can start having a better democratic process in your local organizations.
The Election Calculator is based on the available software for counting votes and simultaneously calculates the results of an election based on a long and growing list of election methods and their variations. It can be used to calculate results for a small election (< 30 votes) or to experiment with what-if scenarios in voting theory.
How well they work
By collecting statistics on millions of simulated elections, I have tried to measure the relative merits of about a dozen different election methods.
Graphical Simulation shows behavior (and some odd behavior) of elections on a 2D political spectrum.
Change The Laws
Define several better election methods in terms for the law books.
A Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America for electing the President without the Electoral College and with Approval Voting.
Election method issues are often left unconsidered. I think most of the advocacy right now needs to be around raising awareness and getting people to the point of "yeah, that would be a good idea". Of course, the laws are being changed in some places and jumping to that step is great if it works. Until then:
Not happy with the party machines?
Other Election and Democracy Issues
RCV Election Data - cast vote record from hundreds of races and millions of votes
Andrew Myers Condorcet Internet Voting Services also runs online polls.
Electowiki is a Wiki at electorama.com maintained by a bunch of amateur-enthusiast election method theorists.
Open Voting Consortium coordinates political efforts and open source vote counting.
Vote the bums out, safely.
Election Reform is the radical notion that fundamentally changing the way we cast and count votes will change the types of people who get elected.
Vote your conscience, no compromises.
*OR, vote ratings on a scale like -10 to 10.
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