comparison of voting methods

comparison of voting methods - Fidelia Igwe Math 131...

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Fidelia Igwe Math 131 Writing Prompt 2 Over the past couple of weeks, we have covered different election methods and fairness criteria. The Plurality method is the most commonly used where only the candidate with the most first place votes wins. This method allows one to eliminate all other voter rankings of the candidates. The only information needed is the voter’s first place choice. The majority criterion (fairness criteria) is used under the plurality method where if one candidate has majority of the first place votes then that candidate should always be the winner. The plurality method satisfies the majority criterion only when there are not more than two candidates. It does not consider a voter’s other choices beyond their first. A good example where this method is used is in a democratic election. The Borda Count Method gives each place on a ballot assigned points. The candidate with the highest number total number of points wins. Unlike the Plurality Method, Borda count takes all the voters choices into account but violates the majority criterion. It also violates the
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course MTH 131 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at VCU.

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