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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NOTA (None Of The Above) for multi-winner elections, and alternatives Neal McBurnett 6:08 PM
New bill allows all California cities to use STV Clay Shentrup 4:09 PM
GT method: Game-theory based voting system by Shen/Rivest vs other ranked-choice methods? Neal McBurnett 12:07 PM
What Voters Want — Negative Vote? Clay Shentrup 8/22/16
"Please, fellow Greens, don't elect Donald Trump" op-ed by Peter Singer Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 8/21/16
#BernieOrBust, #NeverTrump, and MJ vs. Score Jameson Quinn 8/20/16
How Presidential "Non-Opinion" Polls Drive Down Third Party Numbers and Facilitate Debate Exclusion Jan Kok 8/19/16
SF Bicycle Club still using Score Voting for endorsements Clay Shentrup 8/18/16
New Thai Constitution 8/16/16
The CES and PR: let's write a white paper. Jameson Quinn 8/14/16
Arguments For and Against Lesser-Evil Voting in the current situation in the US William Waugh 8/10/16
No spoilers with approval voting? Rob Wilson 8/10/16
Draft legislation for an Interstate Compact for non-plurality voting methods Seth VW 8/10/16
Anti-approval opinion piece on Independent Institute blog, The Beacon Dodecatheon Meadia 8/9/16
Clinton-DNC conspiracy against Sanders Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 8/8/16
Questioning the Nader-spoiler story Steve Cobb 8/6/16
foreign corporations try to buy US president using "citizen's united" Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 8/4/16
"Election-rigging" and voting reform Jameson Quinn 8/4/16
Trump self-destructing? Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 8/3/16
AP news story that former VT gov. Howard Dean is pushing IRV in Maine Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 8/1/16
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