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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FairVote's nonsense blog against Score/Approval Voting Clay Shentrup 9:28 PM
Eric Sanders proposes a new quorum system Clay Shentrup 2/10/16
What scoring system would you use for this competition? Toby Pereira 2/10/16
Land Value Tax Clay Shentrup 2/7/16
Yes/No Voting vs. "classical" Approval Voting Bruce R. Gilson 2/7/16
SCV vs. AV Eric Sanders 2/5/16
approval voting bill in 2016 New Hampshire! Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 2/5/16
Tie breaking Clay Shentrup 2/4/16
Speaking of coin tosses.. Clay Shentrup 2/2/16
Quantum encryption question Eric Sanders 2/2/16
Approval voting apparently used in Greece 1864-1926. Warren D. Smith (CRV cofounder, 2/1/16
Cheap oil = global transfer of wealth to the poor? Clay Shentrup 1/31/16
#EndTheOvervote Eric Sanders 1/31/16
New article on Big Think! (President Bloomberg? How Bloomberg Could Win — With Slightly Different Voting Rules) Eric Sanders 1/29/16
The problem with approval voting Bruce R. Gilson 1/29/16
How to pitch approval to incumbents? Jameson Quinn 1/27/16
Perfect Representative Democracy: Single-Winner Score Voting vs. Multi-Winner PR Eric Sanders 1/26/16
Approval Removal systems of PR Toby Pereira 1/18/16
Instant-Runoff Voting Campaign in Brooklyn Park Markus Schulze 1/18/16
Anti-Approval blog post from Drew Spencer Clay Shentrup 1/16/16
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