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Click to edit Master subtitle style Electoral system (1) PS361 / September 8
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Outline n Electoral systems n Majoritarian system (MJ) vs Proportional Representation system (PR)
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Electoral system n Electoral system : A set of laws and regulations that govern the electoral competition between candidates or political parties or both i.e. Electoral formula ( ) l Majoritarian / Proportional representation i.e. District magnitude ( ) L ±arge ~ Small i.e. Ballot structure (how many votes, preferred or not, . .), candidate nomination process, voter registration, etc
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Electoral system n Let’s begin with some minor things : Should voters register? : Is the election day a holiday? : Can people in foreign countries vote? : Can non-citizens vote? l Are these “minor” rules? n Candidate nomination : Top-down (Britain) vs Bottom-up (US) l National party leaders are more powerful in UK l Congressmen are more accountable to voters in US
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Electoral system n Ballot structure : Borda count (i.e. Slovenia, Votes for the Heisman Trophy) l A voter gives k points for her top preference, k-1 points for the second, … : Approval voting (i.e. Partly for the UN Secretary General) l A voter gives some fixed points to more than one candidates
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course POLIT SCI 361 taught by Professor Kyunghan during the Spring '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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