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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Humans are doing democracy wrong. Bees are doing it right. Andrew Jennings 7:24 AM
Strategy under CPO-STV French Guy 1:59 AM
Proportional Representation in the US Rob Wilson 1:58 AM
Wired (Italian) article on Score Voting Clay Shentrup 5/5/15
Election simulation program Nevin Brackett-Rozinsky 5/3/15
Approval Voting used in Hong Kong? Clay Shentrup 5/2/15
Nomenclature Bruce R. Gilson 4/30/15
IEVS code not compiling? Clay Shentrup 4/22/15
The difficulty of arguing William Waugh 4/17/15
Least-bad ranking method Steve Cobb 4/10/15
"Graded Approval Voting" William Waugh 4/9/15
Public Software Licensing Aaron Hamlin 4/3/15
Retired math prof's op-ed: AV over RCV in Duluth, MN Steve Cobb 3/27/15
John Oliver on voting rights in US territories Clay Shentrup 3/24/15
Election Registration and Procedures Aaron Hamlin 3/22/15
GOP approval poll Clay Shentrup 3/18/15
Supreme Court to Consider the of Constitutionality of Ballot Initiated Independent Redistricting Brian Goldman 3/14/15
Does the CES ever do anything? Or even make a slight pretense of it? Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 3/14/15
why the US constitution needs to be easier to amend Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 3/14/15
Knight news challenge - elections Jameson Quinn 3/13/15
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