The Center for Election Science

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Welcome to the discussion forum for The Center for Election Science. We are a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of voting system experts and activists dedicated to helping people make better collective decisions.

Many of our core members/supporters are engineers, mathematicians, and political scientists, but we are open to anyone who is interested in voting theory and voting reform. Voting theory looks at the way voters' opinions are expressed on the ballot and calculated after the ballots are submitted. Our reforms consists of advocating for improved voting methods, such as Approval Voting and Score Voting.

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Electoral Reform on the next Freakomonics podcast. Rob Wilson 9:24 AM
Trump's next move? Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 5:44 AM
Planned cities with superior voting methods Clay Shentrup 7/27/16
Best voting system to elect Prime Minister or Speaker of the House? Rob Wilson 7/26/16
The Young Turks discuss voting methods Clay Shentrup 7/25/16
Clinton-DNC conspiracy against Sanders Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 7/25/16
"Split" ballots - taking proportional representation to its logical conclusions? Toby Pereira 7/25/16
Elon Musk's mast plan, part deux Clay Shentrup 7/23/16
Fun simulation Project on Ties Aaron Hamlin 7/19/16
Condorcet Question Frank Martinez 7/19/16
Jill Stein promotes IRV in Rolling Stone Clay Shentrup 7/18/16
how do democracies end? Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 7/15/16
Maine IRV proponent doesn't understand IRV Clay Shentrup 7/14/16
71% of Australians do not understand their voting system? Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 7/14/16
Approval Voting Software Andrew Jennings 7/13/16
Ron Conway doesn't understand IRV Clay Shentrup 7/13/16
Terms for IRV William Waugh 7/13/16
Trump / Score and MJ voting - Balisnski & Laraki speak Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 7/12/16
Approval Voting ballot for OR Independent Party Clay Shentrup 7/11/16
Electoral Reform Referendum, Prince Edward Island Markus Schulze 7/9/16
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