2018 Washington 10th CD Straw Poll
Counted (which advocates Score voting) held a straw poll in the 10th Congressional District of Washington on June 30, 2018, after giving candidates a chance to speak in front of the voters. 38 people participated, though 4 were rejected as non-eligible voters.
Results[edit | edit source]
Under all three voting systems, the Independent Progressive candidate won by a large margin, and the Republican candidate came in last. The Democrat came in 2nd place under FPTP, but under Approval and Score, the Independent Centrist took 2nd place, beating the Democrat. (This was attributed to vote-splitting between the two independents in the plurality election.)
Raw scores for the 34 eligible voters:
|Tamborine Borrelli||Independent Progressive||29||140||26|
|Nancy Dailey Slotnick||Independent Centrist||12||67||2|
Analysis[edit | edit source]
They published analyses of voter behavior:
- Bullet voting and anti-bullet voting
- Min/Max voting and use of Score's expressiveness
- Subjectivity of scales and approval thresholds
Summary of voter behavior:
- 11% of voters bullet voted (giving the maximum score to one candidate and minimum or blanks to the others).
- 0% of voters anti-voted (giving the minimum score to one candidate and maximum scores to the others).
- 0% of voters min/max voted (approval-style votes, where all candidates get either maximum or minimum scores).
- 42% of voters did not use the full range of scores available.
- Voters did not have the same approval thresholds when converting their score ballots to approval ballots (even with the same score ballots).
One voter remarked “It looks like score voting is going to work out much better”.
References[edit | edit source]
- "r/EndFPTP - Approval/Score/Plurality straw poll results, Washington's 10th Congressional District". reddit. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
- Counted. "Livestream: Our candidate forum and straw poll is happening now!". Facebook. Retrieved 2018-09-23.
- "Independent Progressive Tamborine Borrelli Sweeps 10th CD Straw Poll". The Suburban Times. 2018-07-15. Retrieved 2018-09-23.