Recent Changes for "Choice Voting" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_VotingRecent Changes of the page "Choice Voting" on Davis Wiki.en-us Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2011-05-20 13:09:21JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''AB1294''' was vetoed on October 12th, 2007 by Governor Schwarzenegger. He released a press release stating why (<span>the veto statements were removed</span> b<span>y the ["Jerry Brown" next Governor], but some discussion and quoting of it can be found at [http://www.ballot-access.org/2007/10/15/california-governor-vetoes-instant-runoff-bill/ here] and [http://www.mdgreens.org/montgomery/blog/2007/10/16/860/ here]</span>). AB1294 would have allowed all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''AB1294''' was vetoed on October 12th, 2007 by Governor Schwarzenegger. He released a press release stating why (<span>see</span> b<span>elow</span>). AB1294 would have allowed all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 56: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ==Governor Schwarzenegger's Veto Statement==<br> + <br> + <br> + ''I am returning Assembly Bill 1294 without my signature.''<br> + <br> + ''This bill would allow cities and counties, subject to voter approval, to conduct a local election using a ranked voting system. This represents a drastic change to the way we vote. Although there are some proponents for ranked voting, which allows for so-called "instant runoff" elections, I am concerned that we don't yet know enough about how voters will react to such a dramatic change in the way they vote. For instance, charter cities and counties already have the right to hold ranked voting elections, yet only one city has done so thus far, and that was on a trial basis only.''<br> + <br> + ''Further, the machines necessary to implement ranked voting are not widely available nor have any been certified by the Secretary of State. As the Secretary of State recently decertified the vast majority of electronic voting machines used for traditional elections, it is premature to even contemplate moving to ranked voting tomorrow until we have resolved any issues with the machines needed for how we vote today.''</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2011-05-20 13:02:41JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''AB1294''' was vetoed on October 12th, 2007 by Governor Schwarzenegger. He released <span>this</span> [http://<span>gov.ca.gov/</span>p<span>df/press/</span>AB<span>%20</span>1294<span>%20veto%20message.pdf press release stating why]. AB1294</span> would have allowed all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''AB1294''' was vetoed on October 12th, 2007 by Governor Schwarzenegger. He released <span>a press release stating why (the veto statements were removed by the ["Jerry Brown" next Governor], but some discussion and quoting of it can be found at</span> [http://<span>www.ballot-access.org/2007/10/15/california-governor-vetoes-instant-runoff-bill/ here] and [htt</span>p<span>://www.mdgreens.org/montgomery/blog/2007/10/16/860/ here]). </span>AB1294 would have allowed all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2011-05-20 12:55:49TomGarbersonTouching up Cumulative voting per PN's objections in talk page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, most Choice Voting supporters might consider the fact the Choice Voting doesn't use a "weights" system to be a good thing. When the voter is allowed to assign weights to candidates they naturally respond by voting tactically. "Cumulative voting" is an admittedly tactical voting system. <span>So, what's the problem? The problem is that r</span>esults from a Cumulative voting election will not be as proportional as those from a Choice Voting election. The fact Choice Voting works in a round-by-round fashion and does not allow voters to easily tactically vote means that the final result more accurately represents the preference of the entire body of voters as a whole. </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, most Choice Voting supporters might consider the fact the Choice Voting doesn't use a "weights" system to be a good thing. When the voter is allowed to assign weights to candidates they naturally respond by voting tactically. "Cumulative voting" is an admittedly tactical voting system<span>&nbsp;that's distinct from choice voting in that it doesn't use a single transferable vote</span>. <span>R</span>esults from a Cumulative voting election will not be as proportional as those from a Choice Voting election. The fact Choice Voting works in a round-by-round fashion and does not allow voters to easily tactically vote means that the final result more accurately represents the preference of the entire body of voters as a whole. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2011-05-02 18:20:19JudithTrumanadded link to explanatory video on YouTube. Now with extended metaphors! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://youtu.be/HiHuiDD_oTk Video of how choice voting would work in Great Britain pending referendum on 5/5/11]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 10:50:03WilliamLewismore about drawbacks <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. [wiki:wikipedia:"Arrow's impossibility theorem" As with all voting systems, there are tradeoffs]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. [wiki:wikipedia:"Arrow's impossibility theorem" As with all voting systems, there are tradeoffs].<span>&nbsp;Among its biggest—which has nothing to do with how useful it is—is that it's not as intuitive as traditional voting methods.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 10:12:05WilliamLewismore relevant link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. [<span>htt</span>p:<span>//</span>ww<span>w.idebate.org/debatabase/topic_details.php?topicID=1009 Some people disagree with this mathematical fact</span>]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. [<span>wiki:wiki</span>p<span>edia</span>:<span>"Arro</span>w<span>'s impossibility theorem" As </span>w<span>ith all voting systems, there are tradeoffs</span>]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 10:09:23WilliamLewisfine <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>&nbsp;Advocates assert that</span> Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. [http://www.idebate.org/debatabase/topic_details.php?topicID=1009 <span>Others disagree.</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. [http://www.idebate.org/debatabase/topic_details.php?topicID=1009 <span>Some people disagree with this mathematical fact</span>]<span>.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 10:07:02DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Advocates assert that Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Advocates assert that Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences.<span>&nbsp;[http://www.idebate.org/debatabase/topic_details.php?topicID=1009 Others disagree.]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 10:06:39DonShorRevert to version 91. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>&nbsp;Advocates assert that </span>Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 10:05:27WilliamLewisRevert to version 90 (if people disagree, they're wrong. stop this petty personal vendetta). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>&nbsp;Ad</span>vo<span>cates assert that Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of vo</span>ters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of </span>voters' preferences. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 10:01:49DonShorRevert to version 89 (Again, don't change my edits. People disagree about this topic.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>&nbsp;Advocates assert that </span>Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 09:43:09WilliamLewisRevert to version 88 (undoing ad hominem revert (cut it out, Don)). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>&nbsp;Ad</span>vo<span>cates assert that Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of vo</span>ters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of </span>voters' preferences. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 09:26:08DonShorRevert to version 87 (don't change my edits). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>&nbsp;Advocates assert that </span>Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 08:03:16WilliamLewisIt's not an assertion, it's a mathematical fact. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>&nbsp;Ad</span>vo<span>cates assert that Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of vo</span>ters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of </span>voters' preferences. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 01:10:59PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * In that exceptional case of your #1 choice getting knocked out in the final round, maybe. But it's exceedingly unlikely that the remaining votes for the second/third/etc choices in that pile would effect the election outcome. This property is known as monotonicity -- and STV is non-monotonic. It's one of it's "flaws." However, all voting systems have a set of flaws. For instance, if STV was monotonic it would probably not give proportional results. In practice, this does not effect election outcomes.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-12 00:01:26DylanSchaefer <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * But it does matter, since you have no say in who's elected to the other seats...</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 23:29:11DonShor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Choice Voting''', also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. <span>Advocates assert that </span>Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice voting works <span>on the principle that all voters have a right to </span>b<span>e represented by someone they support. To vote,</span> voters rank the candidates in order of preference. If your top choice loses or wins with votes to spare, your vote goes to your next choice. After a choice voting election, each elected candidate represents a distinct equal-sized group of like-minded voters. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice voting works b<span>y</span> voters rank<span>ing</span> the candidates in order of preference. If your top choice loses or wins with votes to spare, your vote goes to your next choice. After a choice voting election, each elected candidate represents a distinct equal-sized group of like-minded voters. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Urge Senator Wolk to Champion Choice Voting =<br> - In November 2006, Davis voters spoke out for better democracy, but the passage of Measure L didn't get us all the way there.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 8: </td> <td> Line 6: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- While Measure L demonstrated that Davis voters want Choice Voting, government red tape has blocked the will of the people. Voters in San Francisco and many other "charter cities" are already enjoying the benefits of Choice Voting, but Davis voters have been left in the lurch.<br> - <br> - Now, a California State Bill could finally give Davis voters the right to choose. Assembly Bill 1121, would allow a small number of "general law" cities the option to use choice voting for local elections. The bill has already passed in the California Assembly, and now it needs our support to make it through the Senate.<br> - <br> - Please take a minute to Contact Senator Wolk now The most effective way to reach your Representative is with a phone call. Act now!<br> - <br> - Call:(916) 651-4005 Sample Message: "Hi, my name is &lt;your name&gt; and I'm from &lt;where you are from&gt; I'm calling to urge Senator Wolk to champion Assembly Bill 1121, which would give local voters the right to choose how our elections are run. Davis voters have already spoken out for Choice Voting--its time to give the people the right to choose. We're counting on Senator Wolk. Thank you!"<br> - <br> - See the [http://davischoicevoting.org/index.php?page=blog&amp;entry=2009%2F06%2Furge-senator-wolk-to-champion-choice.php davischoicevoting.org blog for more].<br> - = How it Works =</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some cities and [http://electoralreform.wikia.com/wiki/Organisations_using_Single_Transferable_Vote organizations] in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] (and ["ASUCD President"]). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some cities and [http://electoralreform.wikia.com/wiki/Organisations_using_Single_Transferable_Vote organizations] in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] (and ["ASUCD President"]).<span>&nbsp;Some cities, including [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burlington,_Vermont_mayoral_election,_2009 Burlington VT], have rescinded choice voting.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 40: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> There are slight variations in how choice voting elections can be tallied, and each has its advantages. Mathematicians have proven that there is no "perfect" voting system. But that does not stop some people from trying to find the perfect implementation of choice voting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> There are slight variations in how choice voting elections can be tallied, and each has its <span>advantages and dis</span>advantages. Mathematicians have proven that there is no "perfect" voting system. But that does not stop some people from trying to find the perfect implementation of choice voting. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, most Choice Voting supporters <span>would</span> consider the fact the Choice Voting doesn't use a "weights" system to be a good thing. When the voter is allowed to assign weights to candidates they naturally respond by voting tactically. "Cumulative voting" is an admittedly tactical voting system. So, what's the problem? The problem is that results from a Cumulative voting election will not be as proportional as those from a Choice Voting election. The fact Choice Voting works in a round-by-round fashion and does not allow voters to easily tactically vote means that the final result more accurately represents the preference of the entire body of voters as a whole. </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, most Choice Voting supporters <span>might</span> consider the fact the Choice Voting doesn't use a "weights" system to be a good thing. When the voter is allowed to assign weights to candidates they naturally respond by voting tactically. "Cumulative voting" is an admittedly tactical voting system. So, what's the problem? The problem is that results from a Cumulative voting election will not be as proportional as those from a Choice Voting election. The fact Choice Voting works in a round-by-round fashion and does not allow voters to easily tactically vote means that the final result more accurately represents the preference of the entire body of voters as a whole. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 66: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis Citizen's for Representation<span>&nbsp;has</span> made a ["/sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger" sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger] that was available to people who wanted to contact the governor. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis Citizen's for Representation made a ["/sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger" sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger] that was available to people who wanted to contact the governor. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 23:22:15PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 111: </td> <td> Line 111: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * If the candidate doesn't reach the threshold then they're eliminated at some point and your vote will transfer to your next choice. The only case where this wouldn't really happen is if your first choice made it all the way to the final round before being eliminated, but in that case your other rankings really wouldn't have mattered much because all other candidates have been elected.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 23:16:50DylanSchaefer <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 109: </td> <td> Line 109: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Not if the candidate doesn't reach the threshold, though.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 23:11:46PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * That's not actually how it works, though :) Your vote continues to transfer even after your #1 is elected, and sticks around to help elect your #1 as long as it can. </td> <td> <span>+</span> * That's not actually how it works, though :) Your vote continues to transfer even after your #1 is elected, and sticks around to help elect your #1 as long as it can.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;The "sticking around" helps ensure proportional representation.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 23:08:55PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 105: </td> <td> Line 105: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 107: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * That's not actually how it works, though :) Your vote continues to transfer even after your #1 is elected, and sticks around to help elect your #1 as long as it can.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 23:01:01DylanSchaeferresponse <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 105: </td> <td> Line 105: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * sure, your voting power is still the same, but it seems that in effect you only get to vote on one of seats since you can only rank one candidate as #1. -DS</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 22:42:49PhilipNeustrom(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 22:42:49PhilipNeustrom(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> It's like {{{n/n = 1}}}. The "one vote" you get in STV is spread the same amount no matter who you vote for or who you are (roughly). The transfer property ensure this. So you'd have {{{n/n = a/n + b/n + c/n = 1 }}} with {{{a+b+c}}} adding up to {{{n}}} -- and that division happens based on where your vote is most needed according to your preferences. This is a totally simplified explanatio, but I hope it conveys that your vote isn't just "one vote" in a sad sort of way! </td> <td> <span>+</span> It's like {{{n/n = 1}}}. The "one vote" you get in STV is spread the same amount no matter who you vote for or who you are (roughly). The transfer property ensure this. So you'd have {{{n/n = a/n + b/n + c/n = 1 }}} with {{{a+b+c}}} adding up to {{{n}}} -- and that division happens based on where your vote is most needed according to your preferences. This is a totally simplified explanatio<span>n</span>, but I hope it conveys that your vote isn't just "one vote" in a sad sort of way! </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 22:42:20PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 104: </td> <td> Line 104: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- It's like {{{n/n = 1}}}. The "one vote" you get in STV is spread the same amount no matter who you vote for or who you are (roughly). The transfer property ensure this.<br> - <br> - The best way to look at it is outcome. STV produces proportional results with multi-winner elections and block voting doesn't even come close.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ It's like {{{n/n = 1}}}. The "one vote" you get in STV is spread the same amount no matter who you vote for or who you are (roughly). The transfer property ensure this. So you'd have {{{n/n = a/n + b/n + c/n = 1 }}} with {{{a+b+c}}} adding up to {{{n}}} -- and that division happens based on where your vote is most needed according to your preferences. This is a totally simplified explanatio, but I hope it conveys that your vote isn't just "one vote" in a sad sort of way!</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 22:38:51PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 103: </td> <td> Line 103: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + It's like {{{n/n = 1}}}. The "one vote" you get in STV is spread the same amount no matter who you vote for or who you are (roughly). The transfer property ensure this.<br> + <br> + The best way to look at it is outcome. STV produces proportional results with multi-winner elections and block voting doesn't even come close.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-11-11 18:55:39DylanSchaeferComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-11-11 18:55:39'' [[nbsp]] STV has always bothered me, especially in multi-member districts. Where as in block voting you get one vote per seat that will be filled, in Choice Voting you only get one vote no matter how many seats are up for grabs. It seems to me that the ideal voting system in elections like the ASUCD senate or city council races would be some merger of the two where you get as many first place votes as number of seats available and then rank your candidates down from there. --["Users/DylanSchaefer"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2010-02-11 16:47:23MikeSiminitusComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 72: </td> <td> Line 72: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-02-11 16:47:23'' [[nbsp]] City of Berkeley just adopted CV! 2/9/10<br> + <br> + 16. Council Findings for Ranked Choice Voting<br> + a. From: City Manager (PDF)<br> + Recommendation:<br> + <br> + 1 Adopt a Resolution finding that the conditions required by Charter Section 5(12) to implement ranked choice voting have been met.<br> + <br> + 2 Authorize the City Manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Registrar of Voters (ROV).<br> + <br> + Financial Implications: See report<br> + Contact: Deanna Despain, City Clerk, 981-6900<br> + b. From: Councilmember Worthington (PDF)<br> + Recommendation: The Berkeley City Council move forward with the implementation and use of Instant-Runoff Voting.<br> + Financial Implications: Unknown<br> + Contact: Kriss Worthington, Councilmember, District 7, 981-7170<br> + Action: 4 Speakers. M/S/C (Worthington/Anderson) to:<br> + <br> + a.<br> + <br> + 1. Adopt Resolution No. 64,770–N.S. finding that the conditions required by Charter Section 5(12) to implement ranked choice voting have been met.<br> + 2. Approve the City Manager’s recommendation to authorize the City manager to execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Registrar of Voters (ROV)<br> + <br> + b.<br> + <br> + Approve Councilmember Worthington’s recommendation that the Berkeley City Council move forward with the implementation and use of Instant Runoff Voting.<br> + <br> + Vote: Ayes: Maio, Moore, Anderson, Arreguin, Capitelli, Wengraf, Worthington, Bates. Noes: Wozniak. --["Users/MikeSiminitus"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2009-06-19 15:37:32IDoNotExistChanged blanks so that all text on the page wouldn't be underlined... <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Call:(916) 651-4005 Sample Message: "Hi, my name is <span>_____,</span> and I'm from <span>______.</span> I'm calling to urge Senator Wolk to champion Assembly Bill 1121, which would give local voters the right to choose how our elections are run. Davis voters have already spoken out for Choice Voting--its time to give the people the right to choose. We're counting on Senator Wolk. Thank you!" </td> <td> <span>+</span> Call:(916) 651-4005 Sample Message: "Hi, my name is <span>&lt;your name&gt;</span> and I'm from <span>&lt;where you are from&gt;</span> I'm calling to urge Senator Wolk to champion Assembly Bill 1121, which would give local voters the right to choose how our elections are run. Davis voters have already spoken out for Choice Voting--its time to give the people the right to choose. We're counting on Senator Wolk. Thank you!" </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2009-06-19 14:55:55PhilipNeustromACTION ALERT! Bill to give davis option for choice voting in assembly <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = The possibility for Choice Voting in Davis was one signature away! =</span> </td> <td> <span>+ = Urge Senator Wolk to Champion Choice Voting =<br> + In November 2006, Davis voters spoke out for better democracy, but the passage of Measure L didn't get us all the way there.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''AB1294''' was vetoed on October 12th, 2007 by Governor Schwarzenegger. He released this [http://gov.ca.gov/pdf/press/AB%201294%20veto%20message.pdf press release stating why]. AB1294 would have allowed all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ While Measure L demonstrated that Davis voters want Choice Voting, government red tape has blocked the will of the people. Voters in San Francisco and many other "charter cities" are already enjoying the benefits of Choice Voting, but Davis voters have been left in the lurch.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 10: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- This bill could have been a critical step toward adoption of ["choice voting"] in Davis. Currently state law forbids general law cities, like Davis, from choosing their electoral system. As the law currently stands, Davis would have to become a charter city before it could start using choice voting. AB1294 would have removed that roadblock.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Now, a California State Bill could finally give Davis voters the right to choose. Assembly Bill 1121, would allow a small number of "general law" cities the option to use choice voting for local elections. The bill has already passed in the California Assembly, and now it needs our support to make it through the Senate.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Davis Citizen's for Representation has made a ["/sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger" sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger] that was available to people who wanted to contact the governor.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Please take a minute to Contact Senator Wolk now The most effective way to reach your Representative is with a phone call. Act now!</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ Call:(916) 651-4005 Sample Message: "Hi, my name is _____, and I'm from ______. I'm calling to urge Senator Wolk to champion Assembly Bill 1121, which would give local voters the right to choose how our elections are run. Davis voters have already spoken out for Choice Voting--its time to give the people the right to choose. We're counting on Senator Wolk. Thank you!"<br> + <br> + See the [http://davischoicevoting.org/index.php?page=blog&amp;entry=2009%2F06%2Furge-senator-wolk-to-champion-choice.php davischoicevoting.org blog for more].</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 56: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = The possibility for Choice Voting in Davis was one signature away! =<br> + <br> + '''AB1294''' was vetoed on October 12th, 2007 by Governor Schwarzenegger. He released this [http://gov.ca.gov/pdf/press/AB%201294%20veto%20message.pdf press release stating why]. AB1294 would have allowed all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status.<br> + <br> + This bill could have been a critical step toward adoption of ["choice voting"] in Davis. Currently state law forbids general law cities, like Davis, from choosing their electoral system. As the law currently stands, Davis would have to become a charter city before it could start using choice voting. AB1294 would have removed that roadblock.<br> + <br> + Davis Citizen's for Representation has made a ["/sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger" sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger] that was available to people who wanted to contact the governor.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2008-09-28 20:54:07JasonAllerlink fix <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 58: </td> <td> Line 58: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- -----</span><br> <span>-</span> I'm fairly certain that STV is not being used or considered anywhere in Canada currently (though that may be wrong); it was the subject of a referendum in British Columbia in 2005 which failed to achieve the 60% threshold needed to pass it. Most Canadian advocates of proportional representation tend to support a different variant, in which there are candidate lists at a national level as well as local MPs elected either by something like STV or just classic First Past the Post. This is closer to the German model, and I believe that variations like this are what was considered in the PEI referendum, and are also what is being considered in Québec. --["DanielBrown"] </td> <td> <span>+ </span><br> <span>+</span> I'm fairly certain that STV is not being used or considered anywhere in Canada currently (though that may be wrong); it was the subject of a referendum in British Columbia in 2005 which failed to achieve the 60% threshold needed to pass it. Most Canadian advocates of proportional representation tend to support a different variant, in which there are candidate lists at a national level as well as local MPs elected either by something like STV or just classic First Past the Post. This is closer to the German model, and I believe that variations like this are what was considered in the PEI referendum, and are also what is being considered in Québec. --["<span>Users/</span>DanielBrown"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2008-07-01 16:58:56JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 44: </td> <td> Line 44: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> One interesting feature of Choice Voting is that it doesn't consider the weight of preferences, merely their ranked order. For instance, it doesn't matter how much a voter prefers Rob to Kristen, as all that matters is that Rob is ranked ahead of Kristen on the ballot. There are other voting systems that attempt to use the weight of preferences to determine the result (eg [<span>http</span>:<span>//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/</span>Borda<span>_count</span> Borda Counts], [<span>http</span>:<span>//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/</span>Cumulative<span>_voting</span> Cumulative Voting], and [<span>http</span>:<span>//en.wikipedia.org/wiki/</span>Range<span>_voting</span> Range Voting]), however these systems are open to a fairly obvious form of tactical voting: exaggerating the difference, such as by ranking your second preference last. </td> <td> <span>+</span> One interesting feature of Choice Voting is that it doesn't consider the weight of preferences, merely their ranked order. For instance, it doesn't matter how much a voter prefers Rob to Kristen, as all that matters is that Rob is ranked ahead of Kristen on the ballot. There are other voting systems that attempt to use the weight of preferences to determine the result (eg [<span>wiki</span>:<span>wikipedia:"</span>Borda<span>&nbsp;count"</span> Borda Counts], [<span>wiki</span>:<span>wikipedia:"</span>Cumulative<span>&nbsp;voting"</span> Cumulative Voting], and [<span>wiki</span>:<span>wikipedia:"</span>Range<span>&nbsp;voting"</span> Range Voting]), however these systems are open to a fairly obvious form of tactical voting: exaggerating the difference, such as by ranking your second preference last. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I'm fairly certain that STV is not being used or considered anywhere in Canada currently (though that may be wrong); it was the subject of a referendum in British Columbia in 2005 which failed to achieve the 60% threshold needed to pass it. Most Canadian advocates of proportional representation tend to support a different variant, in which there are candidate lists at a national level as well as local MPs elected either by something like STV or just classic First Past the Post. This is closer to the German model, and I believe that variations like this are what was considered in the PEI referendum, and are also what is being considered in Qu<span>�</span>bec. --["DanielBrown"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I'm fairly certain that STV is not being used or considered anywhere in Canada currently (though that may be wrong); it was the subject of a referendum in British Columbia in 2005 which failed to achieve the 60% threshold needed to pass it. Most Canadian advocates of proportional representation tend to support a different variant, in which there are candidate lists at a national level as well as local MPs elected either by something like STV or just classic First Past the Post. This is closer to the German model, and I believe that variations like this are what was considered in the PEI referendum, and are also what is being considered in Qu<span>é</span>bec. --["DanielBrown"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-11-29 07:31:04JabberWokky(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- CHOICE VOTI</span>N<span>G WAS ON THE NOVEMBER</span> 2006 D<span>AVIS CITY BALLOT AS MEASURE</span> L. F<span>OR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT</span> DavisChoiceVoting.org. The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member Davis ["Governance Task Force"] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] was formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting. </td> <td> <span>+ Choice voting was on the </span>N<span>ovember</span> 2006 D<span>avis city ballot as measure</span> L. F<span>or more information about the campaign, check out [http://davischoicevoting.org</span> DavisChoiceVoting.org<span>]</span>. The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member Davis ["Governance Task Force"] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] was formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-11-29 01:20:04PxlAted(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> CHOICE VOTING <span>I</span>S ON THE NOVEMBER DAVIS CITY BALLOT AS MEASURE L. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT DavisChoiceVoting.org.<span><br> -</span> The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member Davis ["Governance Task Force"] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] <span>h</span>as formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> CHOICE VOTING <span>WA</span>S ON THE NOVEMBER<span>&nbsp;2006</span> DAVIS CITY BALLOT AS MEASURE L. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT DavisChoiceVoting.org. The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member Davis ["Governance Task Force"] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves ["Davis Citizens for Representation"] <span>w</span>as formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-11-28 16:37:06EdWins(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> = The possibility for Choice Voting in Davis <span>i</span>s one signature away! = </td> <td> <span>+</span> = The possibility for Choice Voting in Davis <span>wa</span>s one signature away! = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-10-15 09:03:07JabberWokky(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''AB1294''' was vetoed on October 12th, 2007 by Governor Schwarzenegger. He released this [http://gov.ca.gov/pdf/press/AB%201294%20veto%20message.pdf press release stating why]. AB1294 would have allowed all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status<span>, will soon become law if signed by Governor Schwarzenegger.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''AB1294''' was vetoed on October 12th, 2007 by Governor Schwarzenegger. He released this [http://gov.ca.gov/pdf/press/AB%201294%20veto%20message.pdf press release stating why]. AB1294 would have allowed all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status<span>.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> I'm fairly certain that STV is not being used or considered anywhere in Canada currently (though that may be wrong); it was the subject of a referendum in British Columbia in 2005 which failed to achieve the 60% threshold needed to pass it. Most Canadian advocates of proportional representation tend to support a different variant, in which there are candidate lists at a national level as well as local MPs elected either by something like STV or just classic First Past the Post. This is closer to the German model, and I believe that variations like this are what was considered in the PEI referendum, and are also what is being considered in Qu<span>é</span>bec. --["DanielBrown"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> I'm fairly certain that STV is not being used or considered anywhere in Canada currently (though that may be wrong); it was the subject of a referendum in British Columbia in 2005 which failed to achieve the 60% threshold needed to pass it. Most Canadian advocates of proportional representation tend to support a different variant, in which there are candidate lists at a national level as well as local MPs elected either by something like STV or just classic First Past the Post. This is closer to the German model, and I believe that variations like this are what was considered in the PEI referendum, and are also what is being considered in Qu<span>�</span>bec. --["DanielBrown"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-10-15 08:44:50JamesSchwabAb 1294 vetoed. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Passage of</span> '''AB1294''' <span>is just a signature a wa</span>y<span>! That's right,</span> AB1294<span>, which</span> would <span>allow</span> all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status, will soon become law if signed by Governor Schwarzenegger. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''AB1294''' <span>was vetoed on October 12th, 2007 b</span>y<span>&nbsp;Governor Schwarzenegger. He released this [http://gov.ca.gov/pdf/press/AB%201294%20veto%20message.pdf press release stating why].</span> AB1294 would <span>have allowed</span> all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status, will soon become law if signed by Governor Schwarzenegger. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This bill could <span>be</span> a critical step toward adoption of ["choice voting"] in Davis. Currently state law forbids general law cities, like Davis, from choosing their electoral system. As the law currently stands, Davis would have to become a charter city before it could start using choice voting. AB1294 remove<span>s</span> that roadblock<span>!</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This bill could <span>have been</span> a critical step toward adoption of ["choice voting"] in Davis. Currently state law forbids general law cities, like Davis, from choosing their electoral system. As the law currently stands, Davis would have to become a charter city before it could start using choice voting. AB1294 <span>would have </span>remove<span>d</span> that roadblock<span>.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis Citizen's for Representation has made a ["/sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger" sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger] available to people who want to contact the governor. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis Citizen's for Representation has made a ["/sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger" sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger] <span>that was </span>available to people who want<span>ed</span> to contact the governor. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-10-06 17:41:25JasonAllerlink fix <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Davis Citizen's for Representation has made a ["sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger"] available to people who want to contact the governor. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Davis Citizen's for Representation has made a ["<span>/</span>sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger"<span>&nbsp;sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger</span>] available to people who want to contact the governor. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-09-29 17:40:59JosephAaronElijahStewart <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = The possibility for Choice Voting in Davis is one signature away! =<br> + <br> + Passage of '''AB1294''' is just a signature a way! That's right, AB1294, which would allow all California cities and counties to use ["choice voting"] regardless of their charter status, will soon become law if signed by Governor Schwarzenegger.<br> + <br> + This bill could be a critical step toward adoption of ["choice voting"] in Davis. Currently state law forbids general law cities, like Davis, from choosing their electoral system. As the law currently stands, Davis would have to become a charter city before it could start using choice voting. AB1294 removes that roadblock!<br> + <br> + Davis Citizen's for Representation has made a ["sample letter to Governor Schwarzenegger"] available to people who want to contact the governor.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-06-10 09:19:45EricWeckerSpelling <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> However, most Choice Voting supporters would consider the fact the Choice Voting doesn't use a "weights" system to be a good thing. When the voter is allowed to assign weights to candidates they naturally respond by voting tacti<span>t</span>ally. "Cumulative voting" is an admittedly tactical voting system. So, what's the problem? The problem is that results from a Cumulative voting election will not be as proportional as those from a Choice Voting election. The fact Choice Voting works in a round-by-round fashion and does not allow voters to easily tactically vote means that the final result more accurately represents the preference of the entire body of voters as a whole. </td> <td> <span>+</span> However, most Choice Voting supporters would consider the fact the Choice Voting doesn't use a "weights" system to be a good thing. When the voter is allowed to assign weights to candidates they naturally respond by voting tacti<span>c</span>ally. "Cumulative voting" is an admittedly tactical voting system. So, what's the problem? The problem is that results from a Cumulative voting election will not be as proportional as those from a Choice Voting election. The fact Choice Voting works in a round-by-round fashion and does not allow voters to easily tactically vote means that the final result more accurately represents the preference of the entire body of voters as a whole. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-03-04 16:14:27BrentLaabsRevert to version 55 (or other wiki users can delete stuff so pages don't get too gummed up). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - I was down for choice voting, until my it was explained to me how it would have changed the balance of power on the city council to give the pro development people the majority, (and how there would have been a different mayor) then I voted against it. --["StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Whoever explained CV to you did not know what they were talking about. It is difficult to translate our current election process and behaviors to the CV process and behaviors. People could vote differently and rank people in unknown orders. Also, the "pro-developers" do have the majority as Asmundson, Souza and Saylor consistently vote together (they were all strong supporters of Covell Village and Target), before Lamar got elected you could have also added Puntillo to the voting bloc. I'm not sure how or why the City Council has switched from NIMBY dominated pro-development, would be an interesting study.-["JamesSchwab"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-03-04 14:44:04SteveOstrowskiRevert to version 58 (people can remove their own comments). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + I was down for choice voting, until my it was explained to me how it would have changed the balance of power on the city council to give the pro development people the majority, (and how there would have been a different mayor) then I voted against it. --["StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Whoever explained CV to you did not know what they were talking about. It is difficult to translate our current election process and behaviors to the CV process and behaviors. People could vote differently and rank people in unknown orders. Also, the "pro-developers" do have the majority as Asmundson, Souza and Saylor consistently vote together (they were all strong supporters of Covell Village and Target), before Lamar got elected you could have also added Puntillo to the voting bloc. I'm not sure how or why the City Council has switched from NIMBY dominated pro-development, would be an interesting study.-["JamesSchwab"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-03-04 14:37:56BrentLaabsRevert to version 55 (comments no longer apply). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - I was down for choice voting, until my it was explained to me how it would have changed the balance of power on the city council to give the pro development people the majority, (and how there would have been a different mayor) then I voted against it. --["StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Whoever explained CV to you did not know what they were talking about. It is difficult to translate our current election process and behaviors to the CV process and behaviors. People could vote differently and rank people in unknown orders. Also, the "pro-developers" do have the majority as Asmundson, Souza and Saylor consistently vote together (they were all strong supporters of Covell Village and Target), before Lamar got elected you could have also added Puntillo to the voting bloc. I'm not sure how or why the City Council has switched from NIMBY dominated pro-development, would be an interesting study.-["JamesSchwab"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-03-04 12:23:37SteveOstrowskiRevert to version 56 (don't delete comments ). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + I was down for choice voting, until my it was explained to me how it would have changed the balance of power on the city council to give the pro development people the majority, (and how there would have been a different mayor) then I voted against it. --["StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Whoever explained CV to you did not know what they were talking about. It is difficult to translate our current election process and behaviors to the CV process and behaviors. People could vote differently and rank people in unknown orders. Also, the "pro-developers" do have the majority as Asmundson, Souza and Saylor consistently vote together (they were all strong supporters of Covell Village and Target), before Lamar got elected you could have also added Puntillo to the voting bloc. I'm not sure how or why the City Council has switched from NIMBY dominated pro-development, would be an interesting study.-["JamesSchwab"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-03-04 02:36:52BrentLaabsRevert to version 55. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - I was down for choice voting, until my it was explained to me how it would have changed the balance of power on the city council to give the pro development people the majority, (and how there would have been a different mayor) then I voted against it. --["StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Whoever explained CV to you did not know what they were talking about. It is difficult to translate our current election process and behaviors to the CV process and behaviors. People could vote differently and rank people in unknown orders. Also, the "pro-developers" do have the majority as Asmundson, Souza and Saylor consistently vote together (they were all strong supporters of Covell Village and Target), before Lamar got elected you could have also added Puntillo to the voting bloc. I'm not sure how or why the City Council has switched from NIMBY dominated pro-development, would be an interesting study.-["JamesSchwab"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-03-03 21:55:16SteveOstrowskiRevert to version 54. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + I was down for choice voting, until my it was explained to me how it would have changed the balance of power on the city council to give the pro development people the majority, (and how there would have been a different mayor) then I voted against it. --["StevenDaubert"]<br> + * Whoever explained CV to you did not know what they were talking about. It is difficult to translate our current election process and behaviors to the CV process and behaviors. People could vote differently and rank people in unknown orders. Also, the "pro-developers" do have the majority as Asmundson, Souza and Saylor consistently vote together (they were all strong supporters of Covell Village and Target), before Lamar got elected you could have also added Puntillo to the voting bloc. I'm not sure how or why the City Council has switched from NIMBY dominated pro-development, would be an interesting study.-["JamesSchwab"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-03-03 21:13:24DavidPooleobsolete comments, <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - I was down for choice voting, until my it was explained to me how it would have changed the balance of power on the city council to give the pro development people the majority, (and how there would have been a different mayor) then I voted against it. --["StevenDaubert"]<br> - * Whoever explained CV to you did not know what they were talking about. It is difficult to translate our current election process and behaviors to the CV process and behaviors. People could vote differently and rank people in unknown orders. Also, the "pro-developers" do have the majority as Asmundson, Souza and Saylor consistently vote together (they were all strong supporters of Covell Village and Target), before Lamar got elected you could have also added Puntillo to the voting bloc. I'm not sure how or why the City Council has switched from NIMBY dominated pro-development, would be an interesting study.-["JamesSchwab"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-02-08 14:22:22JabberWokkyrm redundant header <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Overview =</span><br> <span>- </span>Choice Voting, also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+ </span><br> <span>+ '''</span>Choice Voting<span>'''</span>, also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an ["Voting" election system] used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-02-08 12:22:02AliceChoeoop <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some cities and [http://electoralreform.wikia.com/wiki/Organisations_using_Single_Transferable_Vote<span>/</span> organizations] in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] (and ["ASUCD President"]). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some cities and [http://electoralreform.wikia.com/wiki/Organisations_using_Single_Transferable_Vote organizations] in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] (and ["ASUCD President"]). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-02-08 12:21:01AliceChoelink <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some p<span>laces</span> in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] (and ["ASUCD President"]). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some <span>cities and [htt</span>p<span>://electoralreform.wikia.com/wiki/Organisations_using_Single_Transferable_Vote/ organizations]</span> in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] (and ["ASUCD President"]). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - ''2007-02-08 12:04'' [[nbsp]] The bar graph in the flash animation confuses me. --["AliceChoe"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-02-08 12:05:39AliceChoecomment added <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 50: </td> <td> Line 50: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + [[Comments]]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 55: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''2007-02-08 12:04'' [[nbsp]] The bar graph in the flash animation confuses me. --["AliceChoe"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-01-29 13:00:54JamesSchwabWho explained it to you? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 54: </td> <td> Line 54: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Whoever explained CV to you did not know what they were talking about. It is difficult to translate our current election process and behaviors to the CV process and behaviors. People could vote differently and rank people in unknown orders. Also, the "pro-developers" do have the majority as Asmundson, Souza and Saylor consistently vote together (they were all strong supporters of Covell Village and Target), before Lamar got elected you could have also added Puntillo to the voting bloc. I'm not sure how or why the City Council has switched from NIMBY dominated pro-development, would be an interesting study.-["JamesSchwab"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2007-01-29 12:28:17StevenDaubert <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 52: </td> <td> Line 52: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + I was down for choice voting, until my it was explained to me how it would have changed the balance of power on the city council to give the pro development people the majority, (and how there would have been a different mayor) then I voted against it. --["StevenDaubert"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2006-11-10 18:41:37PhilipNeustromremoved time-sensitive note <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- CHOICE VOTING IS ON THE NOVEMBER DAVIS CITY BALLOT AS MEASURE L. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT DavisChoiceVoting.org.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 21: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["History of Choice Voting in Davis"] will provide a detailed look at the process of getting ["Choice Voting"] passed by the City of ["Davis"] </td> <td> <span>+ In the ["November 2006 Election"] Davis passed ["Measure L"], which advised the city to consider using Choice Voting for its local elections. </span> ["History of Choice Voting in Davis"] will provide a detailed look at the process of getting ["Choice Voting"] passed by the City of ["Davis"]<span>.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2006-09-08 12:01:04SonnyMohammadzadeh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ CHOICE VOTING IS ON THE NOVEMBER DAVIS CITY BALLOT AS MEASURE L. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT DavisChoiceVoting.org.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 26: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ CHOICE VOTING IS ON THE NOVEMBER DAVIS CITY BALLOT AS MEASURE L. FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT DavisChoiceVoting.org.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2006-08-12 21:18:06ScottRitchieRedo the discussion of weights of preferences and other systems per talk <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The problem with rank voting (1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, etc.) is that it doesn't consider weights -it linearly ranks them. Fortunately, there is a simple solution, which also makes voting easier too. This is to give the voter an unlimited number of votes -which would total 100%. For example, assume Alice, Bob, Christine, and David are candidates. The voter really likes Alice, but doesn't have a preference between Bob, Christine, and David. Instead of merely ranking 1, 2, 3, 4, the voter gives 25 votes (arbitrary) to Alice, 6 to Bob, 6 to Christine, 5 to David. So Alice gets 25/(25+6+6+5) votes, Bob and Christine each get 6/(25+6+6+5) votes, and David gets 5/(25+6+6+5) votes. This method preserves the real subtlety of preference, plus is easier for voters (especially when there are many choices) since they don't have to consider all the candidates at once to make their choice. (In practice, this method is known as [wiki:WikiPedia:Cumulative_voting Cumulative voting])</span> </td> <td> <span>+ One interesting feature of Choice Voting is that it doesn't consider the weight of preferences, merely their ranked order. For instance, it doesn't matter how much a voter prefers Rob to Kristen, as all that matters is that Rob is ranked ahead of Kristen on the ballot. There are other voting systems that attempt to use the weight of preferences to determine the result (eg [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borda_count Borda Counts], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumulative_voting Cumulative Voting], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Range_voting Range Voting]), however these systems are open to a fairly obvious form of tactical voting: exaggerating the difference, such as by ranking your second preference last.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2006-06-12 13:23:38PhilipNeustromremoved AndreyGoder's section -- please see comments on your page <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Problems with Choice Voting =<br> - <br> - Choice Voting, like all other voting systems, is not perfect, and while it avoids many of the problems with, e.g. simple plurality voting, it has some of its own. For example, a candidate may be harmed if more people rank him higher (while all else is maintained equal), which shouldn't be the case in a perfect voting system. Another odd property is that, if candidate A beats candidate B in an election, and additional votes are cast which rank canddiate A above B, then it is possible that the result is that candiddate A ''loses''. Thus in some cases it would be beneficial ''not'' to vote for a candidate you want to win.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2006-06-01 12:48:29AndreyGoder <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 43: </td> <td> Line 43: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting, like all other voting systems, is not perfect, and while it avoids many of the problems with, e.g. simple plurality voting, it has some of its own. For example, a candidate may be harmed if more people rank him higher (while all else is maintained equal), which shouldn't be the case in a perfect voting system. Another odd property is that, if candidate A beats candidate B in an election, and additional votes are cast which rank canddiate A above B, then it is possible that the result is that candiddate A <span>[i]loses[/i]</span>. Thus in some cases it would be beneficial <span>[i]not[/i]</span> to vote for a candidate you want to win. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting, like all other voting systems, is not perfect, and while it avoids many of the problems with, e.g. simple plurality voting, it has some of its own. For example, a candidate may be harmed if more people rank him higher (while all else is maintained equal), which shouldn't be the case in a perfect voting system. Another odd property is that, if candidate A beats candidate B in an election, and additional votes are cast which rank canddiate A above B, then it is possible that the result is that candiddate A <span>''loses''</span>. Thus in some cases it would be beneficial <span>''not''</span> to vote for a candidate you want to win. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2006-06-01 12:47:14AndreyGoder <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 29: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> There are slight variations in how choice voting elections can be tallied, and each has its advantages. Mathematicians have proven that there is no "perfect" voting system. But that does not stop some people from trying to find the perfect implementation of choice voting.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> There are slight variations in how choice voting elections can be tallied, and each has its advantages. Mathematicians have proven that there is no "perfect" voting system. But that does not stop some people from trying to find the perfect implementation of choice voting. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Problems with Choice Voting =<br> + <br> + Choice Voting, like all other voting systems, is not perfect, and while it avoids many of the problems with, e.g. simple plurality voting, it has some of its own. For example, a candidate may be harmed if more people rank him higher (while all else is maintained equal), which shouldn't be the case in a perfect voting system. Another odd property is that, if candidate A beats candidate B in an election, and additional votes are cast which rank canddiate A above B, then it is possible that the result is that candiddate A [i]loses[/i]. Thus in some cases it would be beneficial [i]not[/i] to vote for a candidate you want to win.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2006-04-17 05:30:47JabberWokky <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting, also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an election system used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting, also known as Ranked Choice Voting or the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an <span>["Voting" </span>election system<span>]</span> used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system often goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[<span>Thu</span>m<span>bn</span>a<span>il</span>(flier1.jpg, "Campaign flier."<span>)]]</span> <span>[[T</span>humbnail(endorsers.jpg, "Endorsement list.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[<span>I</span>ma<span>ge</span>(flier1.jpg, "Campaign flier."<span>,</span> <span>t</span>humbnail<span>)]] [[Image</span>(endorsers.jpg, "Endorsement list."<span>, thumbnail</span>)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2006-02-05 21:15:42PhilipNeustromfixed markup <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 48: </td> <td> Line 48: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> -<span>&nbsp;</span>--<br> <span>- <br> -</span> I'm fairly certain that STV is not being used or considered anywhere in Canada currently (though that may be wrong); it was the subject of a referendum in British Columbia in 2005 which failed to achieve the 60% threshold needed to pass it. Most Canadian advocates of proportional representation tend to support a different variant, in which there are candidate lists at a national level as well as local MPs elected either by something like STV or just classic First Past the Post. This is closer to the German model, and I believe that variations like this are what was considered in the PEI referendum, and are also what is being considered in Québec. --[DanielBrown] </td> <td> <span>+ </span>-<span>--</span>--<br> <span>+</span> I'm fairly certain that STV is not being used or considered anywhere in Canada currently (though that may be wrong); it was the subject of a referendum in British Columbia in 2005 which failed to achieve the 60% threshold needed to pass it. Most Canadian advocates of proportional representation tend to support a different variant, in which there are candidate lists at a national level as well as local MPs elected either by something like STV or just classic First Past the Post. This is closer to the German model, and I believe that variations like this are what was considered in the PEI referendum, and are also what is being considered in Québec. --[<span>"</span>DanielBrown<span>"</span>] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2006-02-05 20:56:37DanielBrownComment added <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 47: </td> <td> Line 47: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + --<br> + <br> + I'm fairly certain that STV is not being used or considered anywhere in Canada currently (though that may be wrong); it was the subject of a referendum in British Columbia in 2005 which failed to achieve the 60% threshold needed to pass it. Most Canadian advocates of proportional representation tend to support a different variant, in which there are candidate lists at a national level as well as local MPs elected either by something like STV or just classic First Past the Post. This is closer to the German model, and I believe that variations like this are what was considered in the PEI referendum, and are also what is being considered in Québec. --[DanielBrown]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-10-03 16:36:33PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The problem with rank voting (1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, etc.) is that it doesn't consider weights -it linearly ranks them. Fortunately, there is a simple solution, which also makes voting easier too. This is to give the voter an unlimited number of votes -which would total 100%. For example, assume Alice, Bob, Christine, and David are candidates. The voter really likes Alice, but doesn't have a preference between Bob, Christine, and David. Instead of merely ranking 1, 2, 3, 4, the voter gives 25 votes (arbitrary) to Alice, 6 to Bob, 6 to Christine, 5 to David. So Alice gets 25/(25+6+6+5) votes, Bob and Christine each get 6/(25+6+6+5) votes, and David gets 5/(25+6+6+5) votes. This method preserves the real subtlety of preference, plus is easier for voters (especially when there are many choices) since they don't have to consider all the candidates at once to make their choice. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The problem with rank voting (1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, etc.) is that it doesn't consider weights -it linearly ranks them. Fortunately, there is a simple solution, which also makes voting easier too. This is to give the voter an unlimited number of votes -which would total 100%. For example, assume Alice, Bob, Christine, and David are candidates. The voter really likes Alice, but doesn't have a preference between Bob, Christine, and David. Instead of merely ranking 1, 2, 3, 4, the voter gives 25 votes (arbitrary) to Alice, 6 to Bob, 6 to Christine, 5 to David. So Alice gets 25/(25+6+6+5) votes, Bob and Christine each get 6/(25+6+6+5) votes, and David gets 5/(25+6+6+5) votes. This method preserves the real subtlety of preference, plus is easier for voters (especially when there are many choices) since they don't have to consider all the candidates at once to make their choice.<span>&nbsp;(In practice, this method is known as [wiki:WikiPedia:Cumulative_voting Cumulative voting])</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In practice, this method is known as [wiki:WikiPedia:Cumulative_voting Cumulative voting]. As you might suspect, however, most voters respond to the system with tactical votes. Voting in a choice voting election is just as easy (perhaps even easier). Understanding the vote transfer method of Cumulative voting simple, however.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ However, most Choice Voting supporters would consider the fact the Choice Voting doesn't use a "weights" system to be a good thing. When the voter is allowed to assign weights to candidates they naturally respond by voting tactitally. "Cumulative voting" is an admittedly tactical voting system. So, what's the problem? The problem is that results from a Cumulative voting election will not be as proportional as those from a Choice Voting election. The fact Choice Voting works in a round-by-round fashion and does not allow voters to easily tactically vote means that the final result more accurately represents the preference of the entire body of voters as a whole.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-10-03 16:28:32PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- In practice, this method is known as [wiki:WikiPedia:Cumulative_voting Cumulative voting]. However, as you might suspect, most voters respond to the system with tactical votes.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + In practice, this method is known as [wiki:WikiPedia:Cumulative_voting Cumulative voting]. As you might suspect, however, most voters respond to the system with tactical votes. Voting in a choice voting election is just as easy (perhaps even easier). Understanding the vote transfer method of Cumulative voting simple, however.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-10-03 16:25:38PhilipNeustromcum. voting <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ In practice, this method is known as [wiki:WikiPedia:Cumulative_voting Cumulative voting]. However, as you might suspect, most voters respond to the system with tactical votes.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-09-12 18:41:29SteveDavison <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ The problem with rank voting (1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, etc.) is that it doesn't consider weights -it linearly ranks them. Fortunately, there is a simple solution, which also makes voting easier too. This is to give the voter an unlimited number of votes -which would total 100%. For example, assume Alice, Bob, Christine, and David are candidates. The voter really likes Alice, but doesn't have a preference between Bob, Christine, and David. Instead of merely ranking 1, 2, 3, 4, the voter gives 25 votes (arbitrary) to Alice, 6 to Bob, 6 to Christine, 5 to David. So Alice gets 25/(25+6+6+5) votes, Bob and Christine each get 6/(25+6+6+5) votes, and David gets 5/(25+6+6+5) votes. This method preserves the real subtlety of preference, plus is easier for voters (especially when there are many choices) since they don't have to consider all the candidates at once to make their choice.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-08-01 15:31:41PhilipNeustromdcr link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member Davis ["Governance Task Force"] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [<span>htt</span>p<span>://davischoicev</span>oting.<span>org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member Davis ["Governance Task Force"] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [<span>"Davis Citizens for Re</span>p<span>resentation"] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice V</span>oting. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 41: </td> <td> Line 41: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis-based Choice voting advocacy group<span>]</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> * <span>["Davis Citizens for Representation"] (</span>[http://davischoicevoting.org<span>&nbsp;DavisChoiceVoting.org]) --</span> Davis-based Choice voting advocacy group </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-07-06 13:08:29BrentLaabskeeping informative links in the wiki <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> This process continues round by round until all seats are filled. In the end, each elected candidate represents a distinct group of (in our example) 20% of the voters. Go to the [https://elections.ucdavis.edu/ ASUCD Elections web site] to see an actual round-by-round tally of an ASUCD<span>&nbsp;election.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> This process continues round by round until all seats are filled. In the end, each elected candidate represents a distinct group of (in our example) 20% of the voters. Go to the [https://elections.ucdavis.edu/ ASUCD Elections web site] to see an actual round-by-round tally of an <span>["</span>ASUCD<span>"] election.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member Davis ["Governance Task Force"] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 42: </td> <td> Line 42: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-05-22 19:51:51ChrisJerdonekwording <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting, also known as the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an election system used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting, also known as<span>&nbsp;Ranked Choice Voting or</span> the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an election system used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system <span>often </span>goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Within ["ASUCD"], the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"] are hoping to expand the ["ASUCD Senate" Senate] to gain even better representation from Choice Voting.<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 33: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> For example, some argue that ASUCD's method of Choice Voting allows effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Here's an example from <span>the</span> 2005 <span>Winter </span>election: </td> <td> <span>+</span> For example, some argue that ASUCD's method of Choice Voting allows effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Here's an example from <span>ASUCD's Winter</span> 2005 election: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 35: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> More advanced implementations of Choice Voting, such as Meek's Method, reduce this possibility. Even though the possibility for strategic voting will always exist in some form for Choice Voting, it is much <span>less o</span>b<span>vious to</span> ex<span>ploit than in plurality or block voting. For example, in plurality voting, many people vote for a candidate they do not like, but assume</span> has the best chance of winning (e.g. Nader/Gore)<span>.</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> More advanced implementations of Choice Voting, such as Meek's Method, reduce this possibility. Even though the possibility for strategic voting will always exist in some form for Choice Voting, it is much <span>more difficult to exploit than in plurality or </span>b<span>lock voting. For</span> ex<span>ample, in plurality voting, strategic voting is easy. Many people vote for the candidate that</span> has the best chance of winning (e.g. Nader/Gore)<span>, even if they dislike the candidate more.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-05-18 20:39:45ChrisJerdonektypo <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> There are slight variations in how choice voting elections can be tallied, and each has its advantages. Mathematicians have proven that there is no "perfect" voting system. But that does not stop some people from trying to find <span>perfect the</span> implementation of choice voting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> There are slight variations in how choice voting elections can be tallied, and each has its advantages. Mathematicians have proven that there is no "perfect" voting system. But that does not stop some people from trying to find <span>the perfect</span> implementation of choice voting. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> More advanced implementations of Choice Voting, such as Meek's Method, reduce this possibility. Even though the possibility for strategic voting will always exist in some form for Choice Voting, it is much less obvious to exploit than plurality or block voting. For example, in plurality voting, many people vote for a candidate they do not like, but assume has the best chance of winning (e.g. Nader/Gore). </td> <td> <span>+</span> More advanced implementations of Choice Voting, such as Meek's Method, reduce this possibility. Even though the possibility for strategic voting will always exist in some form for Choice Voting, it is much less obvious to exploit than <span>in </span>plurality or block voting. For example, in plurality voting, many people vote for a candidate they do not like, but assume has the best chance of winning (e.g. Nader/Gore). </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-05-18 20:35:48ChrisJerdonekchoice voting variations -- clarified <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- = Problems =<br> - The naive form of the Choice Voting algorithm has the potential for effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Seeing as we as a student body are knowledgeable some believe choice voting should be replaced with a more fair preference voting system (''Like what? Choice Voting is sometimes referred to as Preference Voting, so I'm not sure what you mean by this sentence. Maybe we can add an 'alternatives' section at the bottom to structure this better?''). An example from the 2005 Winter elections, it was clear that ["Rob Roy"] would clench a senate seat. You like ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"] in that order.<br> - <br> - The naive vote is ["Rob Roy"](1), ["Kristen Birdsall"](2), which because of the way the election went gives you approximately 3/4 of a vote for ["Rob Roy"] and 1/4 vote for ["Kristen Birdsall"].<br> - <br> - To vote tactically pick someone who is going to clearly loose like first out Mohammad and vote them as your first preference, making your card Mohammad(1), ["Rob Roy"](2), ["Kristen Birdsall"](3). Now because of the manner the election unfolded your vote goes 100% to ["Kristen Birdsall"]; however, if ["Rob Roy"] had needed your vote he would have received it. <br> - <br> - The above is a slight flaw in certain implementations of the Single Transferable Vote algorithm, and is not easily exploitable (you need to be able to guess the order candidates are eliminated in). There exist implementations, such as Meek's Method, that do not have this flaw because they distribute and change the threshold for winning at every round. Even if this flaw exists in the form of Single Transferable Vote you use, it's far less easily exploitable than gaping holes in 'normal' plurality voting. In plurality voting, many people vote for a candidate they do not like, but assume has the best chance of winning. (E.g. Nader/Gore)<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Choice Voting Variations =<br> + <br> + There are slight variations in how choice voting elections can be tallied, and each has its advantages. Mathematicians have proven that there is no "perfect" voting system. But that does not stop some people from trying to find perfect the implementation of choice voting. <br> + <br> + For example, some argue that ASUCD's method of Choice Voting allows effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Here's an example from the 2005 Winter election:<br> + <br> + Say you like ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"] in that order. If you had voted ["Rob Roy"](1), ["Kristen Birdsall"](2), your vote would have counted approximately 3/4 for ["Rob Roy"] and 1/4 for ["Kristen Birdsall"]. However, if in advance you thought ["Rob Roy"] would win and Mohammad had no chance of winning, you could gamble and vote Mohammad(1), ["Rob Roy"](2), ["Kristen Birdsall"](3). If the vote turned out as you predicted, your vote would go 100% to ["Kristen Birdsall"]. In case ["Rob Roy"] did need your vote after all, he would still receive it. The risk is that if Mohammad won, you'd be stuck with that.<br> + <br> + More advanced implementations of Choice Voting, such as Meek's Method, reduce this possibility. Even though the possibility for strategic voting will always exist in some form for Choice Voting, it is much less obvious to exploit than plurality or block voting. For example, in plurality voting, many people vote for a candidate they do not like, but assume has the best chance of winning (e.g. Nader/Gore).</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-05-16 03:20:01PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting has the potential for effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Seeing as we as a student body are knowledgeable some believe choice voting should be replaced with a more fair preference voting system (''Like what? Choice Voting is sometimes referred to as Preference Voting, so I'm not sure what you mean by this sentence. Maybe we can add an 'alternatives' section at the bottom to structure this better?''). An example from the 2005 Winter elections, it was clear that ["Rob Roy"] would clench a senate seat. You like ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"] in that order. </td> <td> <span>+ The naive form of the</span> Choice Voting<span>&nbsp;algorithm</span> has the potential for effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Seeing as we as a student body are knowledgeable some believe choice voting should be replaced with a more fair preference voting system (''Like what? Choice Voting is sometimes referred to as Preference Voting, so I'm not sure what you mean by this sentence. Maybe we can add an 'alternatives' section at the bottom to structure this better?''). An example from the 2005 Winter elections, it was clear that ["Rob Roy"] would clench a senate seat. You like ["Rob Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"] in that order. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-05-16 01:44:36PhilipNeustromQ <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting has the potential for effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Seeing as we as a student body are knowledgeable some believe choice voting should be replaced with a more fair preference voting system. An example from the 2005 Winter elections, <span>I</span>t was clear that ["Rob Roy"] would clench a senate seat. You like ["RobRoy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"] in that order. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting has the potential for effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Seeing as we as a student body are knowledgeable some believe choice voting should be replaced with a more fair preference voting system<span>&nbsp;(''Like what? Choice Voting is sometimes referred to as Preference Voting, so I'm not sure what you mean by this sentence. Maybe we can add an 'alternatives' section at the bottom to structure this better?'')</span>. An example from the 2005 Winter elections, <span>i</span>t was clear that ["Rob Roy"] would clench a senate seat. You like ["Rob<span>&nbsp;</span>Roy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"] in that order. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The naive vote is ["Rob Roy"](1), ["Kristen Birdsall"](2), which because of the way the election went gives you approximately 3/4 of a vote for ["Rob Roy"] <span>&nbsp;</span>and 1/4 vote for ["Kristen Birdsall"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The naive vote is ["Rob Roy"](1), ["Kristen Birdsall"](2), which because of the way the election went gives you approximately 3/4 of a vote for ["Rob Roy"] and 1/4 vote for ["Kristen Birdsall"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-05-16 01:35:11PhilipNeustromintegrated, expanded a bit <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting has the potential for effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Seeing as we as a student body are knowledgeable some believe choice voting should be replaced with a more fair preference voting system. An example from the 2005 Winter elections, It was clear that ["RobRoy"] would clench a senate seat. You like ["RobRoy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"] in that order. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting has the potential for effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Seeing as we as a student body are knowledgeable some believe choice voting should be replaced with a more fair preference voting system. An example from the 2005 Winter elections, It was clear that ["Rob<span>&nbsp;</span>Roy"] would clench a senate seat. You like ["RobRoy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"] in that order. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The naive vote is ["RobRoy"](1), ["Kristen Birdsall"](2), which because of the way the election went gives you approximately 3/4 of a vote for ["RobRoy"] and 1/4 vote for ["Kristen Birdsall"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The naive vote is ["Rob<span>&nbsp;</span>Roy"](1), ["Kristen Birdsall"](2), which because of the way the election went gives you approximately 3/4 of a vote for ["Rob<span>&nbsp;</span>Roy"] and 1/4 vote for ["Kristen Birdsall"]. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> To vote tactically pick someone who is going to clearly loose like first out Mohammad and vote them as your first preference, making your card Mohammad(1), ["RobRoy"](2), ["Kristen Birdsall"](3). Now because of the manner the election unfolded your vote goes 100% to ["Kristen Birdsall"]; however, if ["RobRoy"] had needed your vote he would have received it. </td> <td> <span>+</span> To vote tactically pick someone who is going to clearly loose like first out Mohammad and vote them as your first preference, making your card Mohammad(1), ["Rob<span>&nbsp;</span>Roy"](2), ["Kristen Birdsall"](3). Now because of the manner the election unfolded your vote goes 100% to ["Kristen Birdsall"]; however, if ["Rob<span>&nbsp;</span>Roy"] had needed your vote he would have received it. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * Actually, that's not a problem due to fractional vote transfer. In your case, part of your vote would have gone to Roy -- who you actually preferred the most, and part to Birdsall. The total ["slate"] support is the same--["BrentLaabs"]<br> - * It's unclear from the constitution and bylaws which form of STV they're using, so I'm not certain you are right, regardless there is still a bunch of non-sense a block of voters can do to gain more power. Something like the Meek's method (is this what they use) or Condorcet's method (for the president) would be better. --["kw"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The above is a slight flaw in certain implementations of the Single Transferable Vote algorithm, and is not easily exploitable (you need to be able to guess the order candidates are eliminated in). There exist implementations, such as Meek's Method, that do not have this flaw because they distribute and change the threshold for winning at every round. Even if this flaw exists in the form of Single Transferable Vote you use, it's far less easily exploitable than gaping holes in 'normal' plurality voting. In plurality voting, many people vote for a candidate they do not like, but assume has the best chance of winning. (E.g. Nader/Gore)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-05-16 00:10:05KennethWaterscomment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * It's unclear from the constitution and bylaws which form of STV they're using, so I'm not certain you are right, regardless there is still a bunch of non-sense a block of voters can do to gain more power. Something like the Meek's method (is this what they use) or Condorcet's method (for the president) would be better. --["kw"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-05-16 00:01:25BrentLaabsno, that's not a problem with choice voting. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Actually, that's not a problem due to fractional vote transfer. In your case, part of your vote would have gone to Roy -- who you actually preferred the most, and part to Birdsall. The total ["slate"] support is the same--["BrentLaabs"]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-05-15 23:56:54KennethWatersChoice Voting problems <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = Problems =<br> + Choice Voting has the potential for effective tactical voting[[FootNote(Voting against your actual preferences to get your preferred candidates elected)]]. Seeing as we as a student body are knowledgeable some believe choice voting should be replaced with a more fair preference voting system. An example from the 2005 Winter elections, It was clear that ["RobRoy"] would clench a senate seat. You like ["RobRoy"] and ["Kristen Birdsall"] in that order.<br> + <br> + The naive vote is ["RobRoy"](1), ["Kristen Birdsall"](2), which because of the way the election went gives you approximately 3/4 of a vote for ["RobRoy"] and 1/4 vote for ["Kristen Birdsall"].<br> + <br> + To vote tactically pick someone who is going to clearly loose like first out Mohammad and vote them as your first preference, making your card Mohammad(1), ["RobRoy"](2), ["Kristen Birdsall"](3). Now because of the manner the election unfolded your vote goes 100% to ["Kristen Birdsall"]; however, if ["RobRoy"] had needed your vote he would have received it. </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-04-11 01:10:24BrentLaabssenate link fixing <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some places in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["<span>Senate"</span>] (and ["ASUCD President"]). </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some places in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["<span>ASUCD Senate" Senate</span>] (and ["ASUCD President"]). </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Within ["ASUCD"], the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"] are hoping to expand the ["Senate"] to gain even better representation from Choice Voting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Within ["ASUCD"], the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"] are hoping to expand the ["<span>ASUCD </span>Senate"<span>&nbsp;Senate</span>] to gain even better representation from Choice Voting. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-04-02 19:01:26ArlenAbrahamedit whoring <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 32: </td> <td> Line 32: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * [<span>http://en.</span>wiki<span>p</span>edia<span>.org/wiki/</span>Single_transferable_vote Wikipedia article] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * [wiki<span>:WikiP</span>edia<span>:</span>Single_transferable_vote Wikipedia article<span>&nbsp;on STV</span>]<span><br> + * [wiki:WikiPedia:Instant-Runoff_Voting Wikipedia article on IRV]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-03-22 10:44:01AmeliaCarlsonRevert to version dated 2005-03-08 13:50:41. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Choice[[nbsp]]Voting,[[nbsp]]also[[nbsp]]known[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]["Single Transferable Vote" Single_Transferable_Vote],[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]an[[nbsp]]election[[nbsp]]system[[nbsp]]used[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]elect[[nbsp]]several[[nbsp]]candidates[[nbsp]]at[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]time,[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]["City Council" City_Council][[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]multi-member[[nbsp]]legislative[[nbsp]]district.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]In[[nbsp]]single-winner[[nbsp]]elections,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]system[[nbsp]]goes[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]name[[nbsp]]["Instant Runoff Voting" Instant_Runoff_Voting].[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]ensures[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]election[[nbsp]]outcome[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]an[[nbsp]]accurate[[nbsp]]cross-section[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]voters'[[nbsp]]preferences.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Choice Voting, also known as the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an election system used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Choice[[nbsp]]voting[[nbsp]]works[[nbsp]]on[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]principle[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]all[[nbsp]]voters[[nbsp]]have[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]right[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]be[[nbsp]]represented[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]someone[[nbsp]]they[[nbsp]]support.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]To[[nbsp]]vote,[[nbsp]]voters[[nbsp]]rank[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]candidates[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]order[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]preference.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]If[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]top[[nbsp]]choice[[nbsp]]loses[[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]wins[[nbsp]]with[[nbsp]]votes[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]spare,[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]goes[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]next[[nbsp]]choice.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]After[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]choice[[nbsp]]voting[[nbsp]]election,[[nbsp]]each[[nbsp]]elected[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]represents[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]distinct[[nbsp]]equal-sized[[nbsp]]group[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]like-minded[[nbsp]]voters.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Choice voting works on the principle that all voters have a right to be represented by someone they support. To vote, voters rank the candidates in order of preference. If your top choice loses or wins with votes to spare, your vote goes to your next choice. After a choice voting election, each elected candidate represents a distinct equal-sized group of like-minded voters.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Voters[[nbsp]]rank[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]candidates[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]order[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]preference:[[nbsp]]1,[[nbsp]]2,[[nbsp]]3,[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]so[[nbsp]]on.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]You[[nbsp]]can[[nbsp]]rank[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]many[[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]few[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]you[[nbsp]]want.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Ranking[[nbsp]]more[[nbsp]]choices[[nbsp]]cannot[[nbsp]]hurt[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]higher-ranked[[nbsp]]choices.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Voters rank the candidates in order of preference: 1, 2, 3, and so on. You can rank as many or as few as you want. Ranking more choices cannot hurt your higher-ranked choices.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Say[[nbsp]]we're[[nbsp]]electing[[nbsp]]4[[nbsp]]candidates.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]voting[[nbsp]]elections[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]tallied[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]following[[nbsp]]way.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]First,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]winning[[nbsp]]threshold[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]calculated.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Take[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]total[[nbsp]]number[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]voters[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]divide[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]number[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]seats[[nbsp]]plus[[nbsp]]one.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]In[[nbsp]]our[[nbsp]]case,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]winning[[nbsp]]threshold[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]20%[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]vote.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Say we're electing 4 candidates. Choice voting elections are tallied in the following way. First, the winning threshold is calculated. Take the total number of voters and divide by the number of seats plus one. In our case, the winning threshold is 20% of the vote.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Then[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]top[[nbsp]]choices[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]counted.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]If[[nbsp]]no[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]reaches[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]winning[[nbsp]]threshold,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]last[[nbsp]]place[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]eliminated.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]If[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]ballot[[nbsp]]went[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]candidate,[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]transfers[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]next[[nbsp]]choice.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]All[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]ballots[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]then[[nbsp]]recounted.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Then the top choices are counted. If no candidate reaches the winning threshold, the last place candidate is eliminated. If your ballot went to that candidate, your vote transfers to your next choice. All the ballots are then recounted.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- If[[nbsp]]some[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]does[[nbsp]]reach[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]threshold,[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]elected[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]their[[nbsp]]''excess''[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]transferred.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]For[[nbsp]]example,[[nbsp]]if[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]threshold[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]1000[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]received[[nbsp]]1500[[nbsp]]votes,[[nbsp]]one[[nbsp]]third[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]their[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]excess.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]If[[nbsp]]you[[nbsp]]voted[[nbsp]]for[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]candidate,[[nbsp]]one[[nbsp]]third[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]transfers[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]next[[nbsp]]choice[[nbsp]]listed.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ If some candidate does reach the threshold, that candidate is elected and their ''excess'' vote is transferred. For example, if the threshold is 1000 and the candidate received 1500 votes, one third of their vote is excess. If you voted for that candidate, one third of your vote transfers to your next choice listed.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- This[[nbsp]]process[[nbsp]]continues[[nbsp]]round[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]round[[nbsp]]until[[nbsp]]all[[nbsp]]seats[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]filled.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]In[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]end,[[nbsp]]each[[nbsp]]elected[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]represents[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]distinct[[nbsp]]group[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]](in[[nbsp]]our[[nbsp]]example)[[nbsp]]20%[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]voters.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Go[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]][https://elections.ucdavis.edu/ ASUCD Elections web site][[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]see[[nbsp]]an[[nbsp]]actual[[nbsp]]round-by-round[[nbsp]]tally[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]an[[nbsp]]ASUCD[[nbsp]]election.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ This process continues round by round until all seats are filled. In the end, each elected candidate represents a distinct group of (in our example) 20% of the voters. Go to the [https://elections.ucdavis.edu/ ASUCD Elections web site] to see an actual round-by-round tally of an ASUCD election.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]being[[nbsp]]used[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]explored[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]several[[nbsp]]countries,[[nbsp]]including[[nbsp]]Canada,[[nbsp]]New[[nbsp]]Zealand,[[nbsp]]Scotland,[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]some[[nbsp]]places[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]United[[nbsp]]States.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Locally,[[nbsp]]UC[[nbsp]]Davis[[nbsp]]students[[nbsp]]use[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]elect[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]["ASUCD" ASUCD][[nbsp]]["Senate" Senate][[nbsp]](and[[nbsp]]["ASUCD President" ASUCD_President]).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some places in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["Senate"] (and ["ASUCD President"]).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ["History of Choice Voting in Davis" <span>History_of_Choice_Voting_in_Davis][[nbsp]]</span>will<span>[[nbsp]]</span>provide<span>[[nbsp]]</span>a<span>[[nbsp]]</span>detailed<span>[[nbsp]]</span>look<span>[[nbsp]]</span>at<span>[[nbsp]]</span>the<span>[[nbsp]]</span>process<span>[[nbsp]]</span>of<span>[[nbsp]]</span>getting<span>[[nbsp]]</span>["Choice Voting" <span>Choice_Voting][[nbsp]]</span>passed<span>[[nbsp]]</span>by<span>[[nbsp]]</span>the<span>[[nbsp]]</span>City<span>[[nbsp]]</span>of<span>[[nbsp]]</span>["Davis"<span>&nbsp;Davis</span>] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ["History of Choice Voting in Davis"<span>]</span> will<span>&nbsp;</span>provide<span>&nbsp;</span>a<span>&nbsp;</span>detailed<span>&nbsp;</span>look<span>&nbsp;</span>at<span>&nbsp;</span>the<span>&nbsp;</span>process<span>&nbsp;</span>of<span>&nbsp;</span>getting<span>&nbsp;</span>["Choice Voting"<span>]</span> passed<span>&nbsp;</span>by<span>&nbsp;</span>the<span>&nbsp;</span>City<span>&nbsp;</span>of<span>&nbsp;</span>["Davis"] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Thumbnail(flier1.jpg, "Campaign flier.")]]<span>[[nbsp]]</span>[[Thumbnail(endorsers.jpg, "Endorsement list.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Thumbnail(flier1.jpg, "Campaign flier.")]]<span>&nbsp;</span>[[Thumbnail(endorsers.jpg, "Endorsement list.")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The[[nbsp]]city[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]Davis[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]interested[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]using[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]for[[nbsp]]["City Council" City_Council][[nbsp]]elections.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]The[[nbsp]]["Davis City Council" Davis_City_Council][[nbsp]]formed[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]9-member[[nbsp]][http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force][[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]"study[[nbsp]]issues[[nbsp]]related[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]governance"[[nbsp]]for[[nbsp]]six[[nbsp]]months.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]The[[nbsp]]Task[[nbsp]]Force[[nbsp]]paid[[nbsp]]close[[nbsp]]attention[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]agreed[[nbsp]](with[[nbsp]]only[[nbsp]]one[[nbsp]]abstention)[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]recommend[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]city[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]Davis[[nbsp]]adopt[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]A[[nbsp]]group[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]concerned[[nbsp]]citizens[[nbsp]]calling[[nbsp]]themselves[[nbsp]][http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation][[nbsp]]has[[nbsp]]formed[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]educate[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]city[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]benefits[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]using[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Within<span>[[nbsp]]</span>["ASUCD"<span>&nbsp;ASUCD</span>],<span>[[nbsp]]</span>the<span>[[nbsp]]</span>["Friends Urging Campus Kindness" <span>Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness][[nbsp]]</span>and<span>[[nbsp]]</span>["Jonathon Leathers" <span>Jonathon_Leathers][[nbsp]]</span>are<span>[[nbsp]]</span>hoping<span>[[nbsp]]</span>to<span>[[nbsp]]</span>expand<span>[[nbsp]]</span>the<span>[[nbsp]]</span>["Senate" <span>Senate][[nbsp]]</span>to<span>[[nbsp]]</span>gain<span>[[nbsp]]</span>even<span>[[nbsp]]</span>better<span>[[nbsp]]</span>representation<span>[[nbsp]]</span>from<span>[[nbsp]]</span>Choice<span>[[nbsp]]</span>Voting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Within<span>&nbsp;</span>["ASUCD"],<span>&nbsp;</span>the<span>&nbsp;</span>["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"<span>]</span> and<span>&nbsp;</span>["Jonathon Leathers"<span>]</span> are<span>&nbsp;</span>hoping<span>&nbsp;</span>to<span>&nbsp;</span>expand<span>&nbsp;</span>the<span>&nbsp;</span>["Senate"<span>]</span> to<span>&nbsp;</span>gain<span>&nbsp;</span>even<span>&nbsp;</span>better<span>&nbsp;</span>representation<span>&nbsp;</span>from<span>&nbsp;</span>Choice<span>&nbsp;</span>Voting. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[nbsp]]</span>*<span>[[nbsp]]</span>[http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf Flash animation showing how it works]<br> <span>- [[nbsp]]</span>*<span>[[nbsp]]</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote Wikipedia article]<br> -<span>&nbsp;[[nbs</span>p]<span>]*[[nbsp]][http://davischoicevoting.org Davis-based Choice voting advocacy group]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ </span>*<span>&nbsp;</span>[http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf Flash animation showing how it works]<br> <span>+ </span>*<span>&nbsp;</span>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote Wikipedia article]<br> <span>+ * [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis</span>-<span>based Choice voting advocacy grou</span>p] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-03-22 10:06:25RobertMorrisAll Rights Reversed <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Choice Voting, also known as the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an election system used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a ["City Council"] or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Choice[[nbsp]]Voting,[[nbsp]]also[[nbsp]]known[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]["Single Transferable Vote" Single_Transferable_Vote],[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]an[[nbsp]]election[[nbsp]]system[[nbsp]]used[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]elect[[nbsp]]several[[nbsp]]candidates[[nbsp]]at[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]time,[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]["City Council" City_Council][[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]multi-member[[nbsp]]legislative[[nbsp]]district.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]In[[nbsp]]single-winner[[nbsp]]elections,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]system[[nbsp]]goes[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]name[[nbsp]]["Instant Runoff Voting" Instant_Runoff_Voting].[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]ensures[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]election[[nbsp]]outcome[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]an[[nbsp]]accurate[[nbsp]]cross-section[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]voters'[[nbsp]]preferences.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Choice voting works on the principle that all voters have a right to be represented by someone they support. To vote, voters rank the candidates in order of preference. If your top choice loses or wins with votes to spare, your vote goes to your next choice. After a choice voting election, each elected candidate represents a distinct equal-sized group of like-minded voters.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Choice[[nbsp]]voting[[nbsp]]works[[nbsp]]on[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]principle[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]all[[nbsp]]voters[[nbsp]]have[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]right[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]be[[nbsp]]represented[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]someone[[nbsp]]they[[nbsp]]support.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]To[[nbsp]]vote,[[nbsp]]voters[[nbsp]]rank[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]candidates[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]order[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]preference.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]If[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]top[[nbsp]]choice[[nbsp]]loses[[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]wins[[nbsp]]with[[nbsp]]votes[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]spare,[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]goes[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]next[[nbsp]]choice.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]After[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]choice[[nbsp]]voting[[nbsp]]election,[[nbsp]]each[[nbsp]]elected[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]represents[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]distinct[[nbsp]]equal-sized[[nbsp]]group[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]like-minded[[nbsp]]voters.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Voters rank the candidates in order of preference: 1, 2, 3, and so on. You can rank as many or as few as you want. Ranking more choices cannot hurt your higher-ranked choices.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Voters[[nbsp]]rank[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]candidates[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]order[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]preference:[[nbsp]]1,[[nbsp]]2,[[nbsp]]3,[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]so[[nbsp]]on.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]You[[nbsp]]can[[nbsp]]rank[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]many[[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]few[[nbsp]]as[[nbsp]]you[[nbsp]]want.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Ranking[[nbsp]]more[[nbsp]]choices[[nbsp]]cannot[[nbsp]]hurt[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]higher-ranked[[nbsp]]choices.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Say we're electing 4 candidates. Choice voting elections are tallied in the following way. First, the winning threshold is calculated. Take the total number of voters and divide by the number of seats plus one. In our case, the winning threshold is 20% of the vote.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Say[[nbsp]]we're[[nbsp]]electing[[nbsp]]4[[nbsp]]candidates.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]voting[[nbsp]]elections[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]tallied[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]following[[nbsp]]way.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]First,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]winning[[nbsp]]threshold[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]calculated.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Take[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]total[[nbsp]]number[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]voters[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]divide[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]number[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]seats[[nbsp]]plus[[nbsp]]one.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]In[[nbsp]]our[[nbsp]]case,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]winning[[nbsp]]threshold[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]20%[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]vote.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 11: </td> <td> Line 11: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Then the top choices are counted. If no candidate reaches the winning threshold, the last place candidate is eliminated. If your ballot went to that candidate, your vote transfers to your next choice. All the ballots are then recounted.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Then[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]top[[nbsp]]choices[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]counted.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]If[[nbsp]]no[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]reaches[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]winning[[nbsp]]threshold,[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]last[[nbsp]]place[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]eliminated.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]If[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]ballot[[nbsp]]went[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]candidate,[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]transfers[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]next[[nbsp]]choice.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]All[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]ballots[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]then[[nbsp]]recounted.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- If some candidate does reach the threshold, that candidate is elected and their ''excess'' vote is transferred. For example, if the threshold is 1000 and the candidate received 1500 votes, one third of their vote is excess. If you voted for that candidate, one third of your vote transfers to your next choice listed.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ If[[nbsp]]some[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]does[[nbsp]]reach[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]threshold,[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]elected[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]their[[nbsp]]''excess''[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]transferred.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]For[[nbsp]]example,[[nbsp]]if[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]threshold[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]1000[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]received[[nbsp]]1500[[nbsp]]votes,[[nbsp]]one[[nbsp]]third[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]their[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]excess.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]If[[nbsp]]you[[nbsp]]voted[[nbsp]]for[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]candidate,[[nbsp]]one[[nbsp]]third[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]vote[[nbsp]]transfers[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]your[[nbsp]]next[[nbsp]]choice[[nbsp]]listed.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 15: </td> <td> Line 15: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- This process continues round by round until all seats are filled. In the end, each elected candidate represents a distinct group of (in our example) 20% of the voters. Go to the [https://elections.ucdavis.edu/ ASUCD Elections web site] to see an actual round-by-round tally of an ASUCD election.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ This[[nbsp]]process[[nbsp]]continues[[nbsp]]round[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]round[[nbsp]]until[[nbsp]]all[[nbsp]]seats[[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]filled.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]In[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]end,[[nbsp]]each[[nbsp]]elected[[nbsp]]candidate[[nbsp]]represents[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]distinct[[nbsp]]group[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]](in[[nbsp]]our[[nbsp]]example)[[nbsp]]20%[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]voters.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Go[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]][https://elections.ucdavis.edu/ ASUCD Elections web site][[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]see[[nbsp]]an[[nbsp]]actual[[nbsp]]round-by-round[[nbsp]]tally[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]an[[nbsp]]ASUCD[[nbsp]]election.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some places in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["Senate"] (and ["ASUCD President"]).</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]being[[nbsp]]used[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]or[[nbsp]]explored[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]several[[nbsp]]countries,[[nbsp]]including[[nbsp]]Canada,[[nbsp]]New[[nbsp]]Zealand,[[nbsp]]Scotland,[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]some[[nbsp]]places[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]United[[nbsp]]States.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]Locally,[[nbsp]]UC[[nbsp]]Davis[[nbsp]]students[[nbsp]]use[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]elect[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]["ASUCD" ASUCD][[nbsp]]["Senate" Senate][[nbsp]](and[[nbsp]]["ASUCD President" ASUCD_President]).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ["History of Choice Voting in Davis"] will provide a detailed look at the process of getting ["Choice Voting"] passed by the City of ["Davis"]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ["History of Choice Voting in Davis" History_of_Choice_Voting_in_Davis][[nbsp]]will[[nbsp]]provide[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]detailed[[nbsp]]look[[nbsp]]at[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]process[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]getting[[nbsp]]["Choice Voting" Choice_Voting][[nbsp]]passed[[nbsp]]by[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]City[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]["Davis" Davis]</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Thumbnail(flier1.jpg, "Campaign flier.")]]<span>&nbsp;</span>[[Thumbnail(endorsers.jpg, "Endorsement list.")]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Thumbnail(flier1.jpg, "Campaign flier.")]]<span>[[nbsp]]</span>[[Thumbnail(endorsers.jpg, "Endorsement list.")]] </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force paid close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ The[[nbsp]]city[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]Davis[[nbsp]]is[[nbsp]]interested[[nbsp]]in[[nbsp]]using[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]for[[nbsp]]["City Council" City_Council][[nbsp]]elections.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]The[[nbsp]]["Davis City Council" Davis_City_Council][[nbsp]]formed[[nbsp]]a[[nbsp]]9-member[[nbsp]][http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force][[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]"study[[nbsp]]issues[[nbsp]]related[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]governance"[[nbsp]]for[[nbsp]]six[[nbsp]]months.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]The[[nbsp]]Task[[nbsp]]Force[[nbsp]]paid[[nbsp]]close[[nbsp]]attention[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting[[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]agreed[[nbsp]](with[[nbsp]]only[[nbsp]]one[[nbsp]]abstention)[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]recommend[[nbsp]]that[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]city[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]Davis[[nbsp]]adopt[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting.[[nbsp]][[nbsp]]A[[nbsp]]group[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]concerned[[nbsp]]citizens[[nbsp]]calling[[nbsp]]themselves[[nbsp]][http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation][[nbsp]]has[[nbsp]]formed[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]educate[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]city[[nbsp]]about[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]benefits[[nbsp]]of[[nbsp]]using[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 27: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Within ["ASUCD"], the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"] are hoping to expand the ["Senate"] to gain even better representation from Choice Voting.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Within[[nbsp]]["ASUCD" ASUCD],[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]["Friends Urging Campus Kindness" Friends_Urging_Campus_Kindness][[nbsp]]and[[nbsp]]["Jonathon Leathers" Jonathon_Leathers][[nbsp]]are[[nbsp]]hoping[[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]expand[[nbsp]]the[[nbsp]]["Senate" Senate][[nbsp]]to[[nbsp]]gain[[nbsp]]even[[nbsp]]better[[nbsp]]representation[[nbsp]]from[[nbsp]]Choice[[nbsp]]Voting.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 31: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- * [http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf Flash animation showing how it works]<br> - * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote Wikipedia article]<br> - * [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis-based Choice voting advocacy group]</span> </td> <td> <span>+ [[nbsp]]*[[nbsp]][http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf Flash animation showing how it works]<br> + [[nbsp]]*[[nbsp]][http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote Wikipedia article]<br> + [[nbsp]]*[[nbsp]][http://davischoicevoting.org Davis-based Choice voting advocacy group]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-03-08 13:50:41JamesSchwabMight want to eventually break this page up How it works/history/future <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ASUCD adopted Choice Voting on February 20, 2003 by a 67% student vote. The constitutional amendment was placed on the ballot after the ["Davis College Green Party"] collected 2000 signatures in November of 2002. At the time, the Choice Voting Amendment was endorsed by the ASUCD Controller; six ASUCD Senators, including the ASUCD Senate President Pro Tempore; several ASUCD Commission Chairs; the chair of UC Davis's ["CalPIRG"] chapter; and the general manager of ["KDVS"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ["History of Choice Voting in Davis"] will provide a detailed look at the process of getting ["Choice Voting"] passed by the City of ["Davis"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-03-07 22:24:01JonathonLeathersupdate on taskforce <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force <span>is </span>pa<span>ying close attention to</span> Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force pa<span>id close attention to Choice Voting and agreed (with only one abstention) to recommend that the city of Davis adopt</span> Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-03-05 15:45:42ChrisJerdonekcaptions <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> [[Thumbnail(flier1.jpg)]] [[Thumbnail(endorsers.jpg)]] </td> <td> <span>+</span> [[Thumbnail(flier1.jpg<span>, "Campaign flier."</span>)]] [[Thumbnail(endorsers.jpg<span>, "Endorsement list."</span>)]] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-03-05 15:40:48ChrisJerdonekUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting?action=Files&do=view&target=endorsers.jpg">endorsers.jpg</a>.Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-03-05 15:39:43ChrisJerdonekUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting?action=Files&do=view&target=flier1.jpg">flier1.jpg</a>.Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-03-05 15:38:37ChrisJerdonekadding images <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Thumbnail(flier1.jpg)]] [[Thumbnail(endorsers.jpg)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-02-24 12:45:08PhilipNeustrombetter place for link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- If you pretend you're Canadian for a few minutes, this [http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf Flash animation] is very useful for understanding how it all works, graphically.<br> - </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 31: </td> <td> Line 29: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * [http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf Flash animation showing how it works]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-02-18 14:34:36MikeIvanovCanada != UK <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 17: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> If you pretend you're <span>British</span> for a few minutes, this [http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf Flash animation] is very useful for understanding how it all works, graphically. </td> <td> <span>+</span> If you pretend you're <span>Canadian</span> for a few minutes, this [http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf Flash animation] is very useful for understanding how it all works, graphically. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-02-18 13:34:16PhilipNeustrom"how it works" above history (important), also added awesome FLASH animation! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- <br> - = History =<br> - Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some places in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["Senate"] (and ["ASUCD President"]).<br> - <br> - ASUCD adopted Choice Voting on February 20, 2003 by a 67% student vote. The constitutional amendment was placed on the ballot after the ["Davis College Green Party"] collected 2000 signatures in November of 2002. At the time, the Choice Voting Amendment was endorsed by the ASUCD Controller; six ASUCD Senators, including the ASUCD Senate President Pro Tempore; several ASUCD Commission Chairs; the chair of UC Davis's ["CalPIRG"] chapter; and the general manager of ["KDVS"].<br> - <br> - = Future Plans =<br> - The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force is paying close attention to Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.<br> - <br> - Within ["ASUCD"], the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"] are hoping to expand the ["Senate"] to gain even better representation from Choice Voting.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 27: </td> <td> Line 17: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ If you pretend you're British for a few minutes, this [http://citizensassembly.bc.ca/resources/flash/bc-stv-full.swf Flash animation] is very useful for understanding how it all works, graphically.<br> + <br> + = History =<br> + Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some places in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["Senate"] (and ["ASUCD President"]).<br> + <br> + ASUCD adopted Choice Voting on February 20, 2003 by a 67% student vote. The constitutional amendment was placed on the ballot after the ["Davis College Green Party"] collected 2000 signatures in November of 2002. At the time, the Choice Voting Amendment was endorsed by the ASUCD Controller; six ASUCD Senators, including the ASUCD Senate President Pro Tempore; several ASUCD Commission Chairs; the chair of UC Davis's ["CalPIRG"] chapter; and the general manager of ["KDVS"].<br> + <br> + = Future Plans =<br> + The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for ["City Council"] elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force is paying close attention to Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.<br> + <br> + Within ["ASUCD"], the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"] are hoping to expand the ["Senate"] to gain even better representation from Choice Voting.<br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-02-18 04:00:06PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 9: </td> <td> Line 9: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ASUCD adopted Choice Voting on February 20, 2003 by a 67% student vote. The constitutional amendment was placed on the ballot after the [<span>http://ucdgreens.org </span>Davis College Green Party] collected 2000 signatures in November of 2002. At the time, the Choice Voting Amendment was endorsed by the ASUCD Controller; six ASUCD Senators, including the ASUCD Senate President Pro Tempore; several ASUCD Commission Chairs; the chair of UC Davis's ["CalPIRG"] chapter; and the general manager of ["KDVS"]. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ASUCD adopted Choice Voting on February 20, 2003 by a 67% student vote. The constitutional amendment was placed on the ballot after the [<span>"</span>Davis College Green Party<span>"</span>] collected 2000 signatures in November of 2002. At the time, the Choice Voting Amendment was endorsed by the ASUCD Controller; six ASUCD Senators, including the ASUCD Senate President Pro Tempore; several ASUCD Commission Chairs; the chair of UC Davis's ["CalPIRG"] chapter; and the general manager of ["KDVS"]. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-01-28 17:37:23RevChadsenate expansion <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + Within ["ASUCD"], the ["Friends Urging Campus Kindness"] and ["Jonathon Leathers"] are hoping to expand the ["Senate"] to gain even better representation from Choice Voting.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-01-23 14:25:25ArlenAbrahamcity council <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 2: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting, also known as the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an election system used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a <span>c</span>ity <span>council</span> or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting, also known as the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an election system used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a <span>["C</span>ity <span>Council"]</span> or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for <span>city council</span> elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force is paying close attention to Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting. </td> <td> <span>+</span> The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for <span>["City Council"]</span> elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force is paying close attention to Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-01-20 22:17:09PhilipNeustrom <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> <span>=</span>= More information =<span>=</span> </td> <td> <span>+</span> = More information = </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2005-01-20 22:16:39PhilipNeustromadded links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + == More information ==<br> + * [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote Wikipedia article]<br> + * [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis-based Choice voting advocacy group]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2004-12-21 21:55:34ChrisJerdonekadded description of vote-count <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 4: </td> <td> Line 4: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''please add'': A good, concise overview of how the voting system works.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Choice voting works on the principle that all voters have a right to be represented by someone they support. To vote, voters rank the candidates in order of preference. If your top choice loses or wins with votes to spare, your vote goes to your next choice. After a choice voting election, each elected candidate represents a distinct equal-sized group of like-minded voters.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 13: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + = How it Works =<br> + Voters rank the candidates in order of preference: 1, 2, 3, and so on. You can rank as many or as few as you want. Ranking more choices cannot hurt your higher-ranked choices.<br> + <br> + Say we're electing 4 candidates. Choice voting elections are tallied in the following way. First, the winning threshold is calculated. Take the total number of voters and divide by the number of seats plus one. In our case, the winning threshold is 20% of the vote.<br> + <br> + Then the top choices are counted. If no candidate reaches the winning threshold, the last place candidate is eliminated. If your ballot went to that candidate, your vote transfers to your next choice. All the ballots are then recounted.<br> + <br> + If some candidate does reach the threshold, that candidate is elected and their ''excess'' vote is transferred. For example, if the threshold is 1000 and the candidate received 1500 votes, one third of their vote is excess. If you voted for that candidate, one third of your vote transfers to your next choice listed.<br> + <br> + This process continues round by round until all seats are filled. In the end, each elected candidate represents a distinct group of (in our example) 20% of the voters. Go to the [https://elections.ucdavis.edu/ ASUCD Elections web site] to see an actual round-by-round tally of an ASUCD election.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2004-12-21 17:48:19PhilipNeustromsomebody ought to write a nice overview of what exactly this is <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Overview =</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 2: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + ''please add'': A good, concise overview of how the voting system works.<br> + <br> + = History =</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ = Future Plans =</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2004-12-12 11:38:53ChrisJerdonekadded historical information; tweaked some wording <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Choice Voting also known as ["Single Transferable Vote"] is is the election system students use to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["Senate"].</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Choice Voting, also known as the ["Single Transferable Vote"], is an election system used to elect several candidates at a time, as in a city council or multi-member legislative district. In single-winner elections, the system goes by the name ["Instant Runoff Voting"]. Choice Voting ensures that the election outcome is an accurate cross-section of voters' preferences.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''(Hopefully someone will put some historical information on when/how choice voting was adopted here)''</span> </td> <td> <span>+ Choice Voting is being used by or explored in several countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Scotland, and some places in the United States. Locally, UC Davis students use Choice Voting to elect the ["ASUCD"] ["Senate"] (and ["ASUCD President"]).</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 5: </td> <td> Line 5: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for city council elections. The [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force], was put together to "study issues related to governance," and is paying close attention to Choice Voting.<br> - A group of concened citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation], has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ASUCD adopted Choice Voting on February 20, 2003 by a 67% student vote. The constitutional amendment was placed on the ballot after the [http://ucdgreens.org Davis College Green Party] collected 2000 signatures in November of 2002. At the time, the Choice Voting Amendment was endorsed by the ASUCD Controller; six ASUCD Senators, including the ASUCD Senate President Pro Tempore; several ASUCD Commission Chairs; the chair of UC Davis's ["CalPIRG"] chapter; and the general manager of ["KDVS"].<br> + <br> + The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for city council elections. The ["Davis City Council"] formed a 9-member [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force] to "study issues related to governance" for six months. The Task Force is paying close attention to Choice Voting. A group of concerned citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation] has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2004-12-10 20:24:33PhilipNeustromfixed link <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting also known as [Single Tranferable Vote] is is the election system students use to elect the ASUCD Senate. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting also known as [<span>"</span>Single Tran<span>s</span>ferable Vote<span>"</span>] is is the election system students use to elect the <span>["</span>ASUCD<span>"]</span> <span>["</span>Senate<span>"]</span>. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 3: </td> <td> Line 3: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- Choice Voting was addopted<br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - <br> - </span> </td> <td> <span>+ ''(Hopefully someone will put some historical information on when/how choice voting was adopted here)''</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 13: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Choice Votinghttp://daviswiki.org/Choice_Voting2004-12-10 01:39:50JosephAaronElijahStewart <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Choice Voting<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> Choice Voting<span>,</span> also known as <span>multi-w</span>inner <span>ST</span>V<span>,</span> is the election system students use to elect the ASUCD Senate. </td> <td> <span>+</span> Choice Voting also known as <span>[S</span>in<span>gle Tra</span>n<span>f</span>er<span>able</span> V<span>ote] is</span> is the election system students use to elect the ASUCD Senate. </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 7: </td> <td> Line 7: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- The city of Davis is also interested in using Choice Voting for city council elections. The [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force], was put together to "study issues related to governance," and is paying close attention to Choice Voting.<br> - A group of concened citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation], has formed to educate the city about the benefits of Choice Voting.</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 10: </td> <td> Line 8: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + <br> + The city of Davis is interested in using Choice Voting for city council elections. The [http://www.city.davis.ca.us/meetings/agenda.cfm?c=27 Davis Governance Task Force], was put together to "study issues related to governance," and is paying close attention to Choice Voting.<br> + A group of concened citizens calling themselves [http://davischoicevoting.org Davis Citizens for Representation], has formed to educate the city about the benefits of using Choice Voting.<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div>