Wednesday, May 26, 2010

IRAQI parliamentary election and a wrinkle on proportional list voting.

The Fair Vote list had a very good discussion of proportional list voting in IRAQ. In particular, IRAQ allows voters to vote for a party and each party gets candidates proportional to their party vote totals. Within that list, they can provide a preference for the candidates. And this will determine which candidates become MP's. However, what happens if one selects a candidate and that candidate is disqualified. It turns out one might lose one's vote which would not have happened had one just gave a party preference.

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