Re: Anonymous Voting Referendum

On Mon, 2004-09-13 at 15:50, James Henstridge wrote:
> On 13/09/04 22:23, Alan Horkan wrote:
> >I do mean proportional representation but perhaps it has different
> >connotations than I think it does because of the way it is used here in
> >Ireland.
> >
> Usually proportional representation is used to describe a system where 
> the number of seats each party gets is proportional to the number of 
> people who voted for them (so if 10% of voters vote for party X, then 
> party X gets 10% of the seats).

As Alan said, they sometimes call single transferable voting
"proportional representation" here in Ireland.  I agree that it's a
weird term for it.

Whatever you call it, I like it, I think it works.  No party
allocations, nobody's vote gets "wasted", etc.

- Bill

> Since each candidate in the foundation election is an independent and 
> can win at most one seat, I don't really think proportional 
> representation applies here.
> I still think that preferential voting is worth investigating though.  
> It seems like a fairer system which handles people voting for popular 
> candidates more fairly.
> James.
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