Happy Election Day! Election Day is arguably a good day to reconsider how we vote. Here's Wikipedia's article about election systems, which presents ideas for alternatives to plurality voting. I like instant-runoff voting (or "IRV"), which is essentially what political conventions normally do, as they gradually eliminate unpopular candidates through repeated rounds of voting. I also like approval voting, which minimizes dissatisfaction while eliminating strategic voting.
Ranked ballots are an element of an electoral system. . . . Ranked ballots can be used in a Proportional Representation system like BC's Single Transferable Vote (STV) . . . OR . . . it can be used in a Winner-Take-All System like Alternative Vote. . . AV is also known as "Preferential Voting." AV is also known as "Instant-runoff voting #IRV. I tried my hand at a cartoon:
My Further Maths students were getting frustrated at the lack of interesting revision resources I could find for them online - so I started to make my own. Here are a couple of revision clocks (thanks for sharing the idea).
2016 is in the books. If you want to have a better outcome next time: Pass a national popular vote Pass state-by-state instant runoff voting so Greens have a chance and Bernie wouldn’t have been stopped by a rigged primary Support independent media, because none of this works if you have to rely on MSNBC and Fox News.