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Welcome to Electowiki!  This is a wiki associated with [http://www.electorama.com Electorama], the [[Election-methods mailing list]], and communities of election-minded people.
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Welcome to Electowiki!  This is a wiki associated with [http://www.electorama.com Electorama], the [[Election-methods mailing list]], and communities of election-minded people.
  
=== About the project ===
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=== Election Methods ===
  
We are just starting! To learn more, see the [[Project:Community Portal|Community Portal]] and [[Project:FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]]!
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There has been an increasing awareness in many parts of the world of the effect that different [[:Category:Voting systems|election methods]] (voting systems, voting methods, etc; this site uses these words interchangeably) have on the quality and timbre of elections and democracy.  There are movements for [[proportional representation]], [[instant-runoff voting]], [[Condorcet method|Condorcet]].  This site gives you a guide to what these things are. 
  
=== Election Methods ===
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But it also goes one step further: there is a vast literature on the [[:Category:Voting theory|theory]] behind these systems: what [[:Category:Voting system criteria|criteria]] can you use to judge whether a particular method works well?  What [[tactical voting|strategies]] will different systems encourage voters to use?  We record the collective wisdom of scholars and enthusiasts, and, by working together, hope to create a canonical reference for all to use.
  
Learn about [[voting system|election methods]], or see all of the [[:Category:Voting systems|methods]] we have articles about. 
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=== About the project ===
  
Check out our articles about [[:Category:Voting theory|theory]], including [[:Category:Voting system criteria|criteria]] by which to judge systems.
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We are a wiki!  That means, anybody can get involved.  We are free content.  That means, we offer a license for anybody to copy and modify our works.  To learn more about us or how to edit, see the [[Project:Community Portal|Community Portal]] and [[Project:FAQ|Frequently Asked Questions]]!  This project begain in January, 2005, so it is young yet.  However, much of the content is built on top of past free content writings on election methods.

Revision as of 20:35, 15 February 2005

Welcome to Electowiki! This is a wiki associated with Electorama, the Election-methods mailing list, and communities of election-minded people.

Election Methods

There has been an increasing awareness in many parts of the world of the effect that different election methods (voting systems, voting methods, etc; this site uses these words interchangeably) have on the quality and timbre of elections and democracy. There are movements for proportional representation, instant-runoff voting, Condorcet. This site gives you a guide to what these things are.

But it also goes one step further: there is a vast literature on the theory behind these systems: what criteria can you use to judge whether a particular method works well? What strategies will different systems encourage voters to use? We record the collective wisdom of scholars and enthusiasts, and, by working together, hope to create a canonical reference for all to use.

About the project

We are a wiki! That means, anybody can get involved. We are free content. That means, we offer a license for anybody to copy and modify our works. To learn more about us or how to edit, see the Community Portal and Frequently Asked Questions! This project begain in January, 2005, so it is young yet. However, much of the content is built on top of past free content writings on election methods.