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Condorcet voting

The Condorcet method is the most sophisticated voting method. Here, we will just give an informal description and a few examples. Condorcet method is a pairwise election method where each candidate runs against all the others separately, and one counts the “defeats” X/Y, i.e. the number of times candidates X beats candidates Y versus the […]

Single Preference Voting (a.k.a. Plurality Voting)

This is the voting method everybody is familiar with: the voter just selects the option he/she likes the most. The final result is computed according to the number of votes received for each candidate and the results are displayed in terms of percentages. The single preference voting method is clear, simple and easy to grasp: […]

Approval voting

Approval Voting is the simplest multiple preference voting method. The voter just lists the options he/she likes in any order. At the end, the number of preferences for each candidate is counted and displayed in terms of percentages. Approval method is easy to explain and to grasp, but restricts the voter expressiveness in the sense […]

Borda Voting

Borda Voting is the simplest ordinal voting method. It is also a rating method, since each candidate gets rated with a numbered ranking. The elector lists the options he/she likes in a specific order, and each option gets a score according to its position. Options listed first get a higher score, so you may specify […]

Shortcomings of the Condorcet Voting method

Condorcet Voting is probably the soundest ordinal method available today and it is favoured by many academics. Nevertheless it has its own shortcomings users should be aware of. The Condorcet voting method is rather complex, difficult to explain and to grasp. Also, PARTECS™ does not implement its simplest version, Plain Condorcet, but implements the SSD […]