The Center for Election Science

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. Voting reform consists of advocating for improved voting methods, such as Approval Voting and Score Voting.

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New voting system proposed for Hugo award nominations Douglas Cantrell 12:12 PM
Karel Janeček Clay Shentrup 11:58 AM
What Voters Want — Negative Vote? Clay Shentrup 8/27/15
Twitter followers as proxy for Approval Voting Clay Shentrup 8/27/15
Simple reductio ad absurdum proof that "majoritarian axiom" is false Clay Shentrup 8/26/15
Lessig directly responds to a question about Score Voting Clay Shentrup 8/25/15
Reddit post on Lessig's plan could use some love Clay Shentrup 8/24/15
LP Texas & Approval Voting Arthur Thomas IV 8/24/15
GOP splitter strategy Steve Cobb 8/23/15
San Francisco orgs using cardinal voting Clay Shentrup 8/22/15
Lawrence Lessig finally realizing that systemic change is fundamental Clay Shentrup 8/20/15
Bernie Sanders doesn't understand IRV Clay Shentrup 8/20/15
Goldman & Pereira's "IRV worse than plurality" examples; and how frequent this is Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 8/20/15
Did the UK use Approval Voting up until 1948? Clay Shentrup 8/19/15
Aaron Hamlin suggests Approval Voting compatible with national popular vote Clay Shentrup 8/19/15
Could we get John Oliver to talk about voting reform? Rob Wilson 8/19/15
Thoughts on Maine IRV Clay Shentrup 8/18/15
How Game Theory Helped Improve New York City’s High School Application Process Mi Tar 8/17/15
Open letter to Roger Ailes / Fox News -- recruit prominent signers immediately please Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 8/11/15
The quadratic voting people have a company Clay Shentrup 8/9/15
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