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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Duluth op-ed favoring IRV over Approval Clay Shentrup 10:04 PM
RRV ballot results for Berkeley Clay Shentrup 7:52 PM
Bayesian Regret vs Utility Toby Pereira 2:05 AM
A Condorcet self-contradiction Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 5/25/16
Definition of tactical voting Clay Shentrup 5/25/16
Kevin Baas idea about proportionality Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 5/24/16
sample code for allocation-based voting with transferrable votes Kevin Baas 5/24/16
Approval Voting mentioned in Green Party presidential debate Clay Shentrup 5/23/16
Presidential Elections in Austria Markus Schulze 5/23/16
Paying attention to election reform after November: call to action on groundhog day 2017 :) Neal McBurnett 5/23/16
Article on Trump, voting system failure... and 90s baseball Jameson Quinn 5/20/16
Milwaukee uses 0-10 Score Voting to pick a flag Clay Shentrup 5/17/16
Screw primaries - Use a different voting method for the general. Kevin Baas 5/17/16
Canadian all-party committee being established to study electoral reform Clay Shentrup 5/15/16
Debate between know-little media pundits A.Sullivan & M.Lind: too much or too little democracy Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 5/15/16
Ranking, Rating, and Allocating Steve Cobb 5/14/16
Steven Brams letter to editor in NYTimes Dodecatheon Meadia 5/13/16
Evidence that turnout doesn't matter very much Clay Shentrup 5/13/16
Balinski & Laraki op-ed re USA election Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 5/11/16
Washington Post opinion piece on voting methods and Trump Clay Shentrup 5/11/16
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