Sunday, 9 December 2007

Multiple Choice

The technology of Interactive Democracy facilitates "ranked voting" where multiple choices can be ranked by voters as a preference list: each option may be ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. Alternatively, voters may be asked to give a score to each option, rather like many questionnaires, perhaps with a range from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree". This could easily be accommodated by the computerised system and may give a clearer indication of majority sentiment in decisions where there are multiple options presented together.

This link discusses the problems of satisfying the majority in elections with more than one party.

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