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The election-methods mailing list (or the EM-list) is a mailing list that was started in 1996 and continues to host discussions with electoral system experts and activists.

Purpose[edit | edit source]

The list is for discussion of the nitty-gritty details of single-winner election reform, the relative merits of different proportional representation systems, and the technical underpinnings of all election methods. "election-methods-list" discussions tend to be technical in nature (or at least, very laden with jargon), with the ultimate goal of providing recommendations and educational material to the electoral reform movement.

History[edit | edit source]

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The list was started in 1996 by Rob Lanphier (User:RobLa on this wiki). During its first few years, it was on eskimo.com, and was originally a "Majordomo" list back in 1996.

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In 2003, the list moved to the newly-formed Electorama.com website on Dreamhost, and transitioned to becoming a GNU Mailman-based mailing list. (announcement email)

The list has been continuously active for 24 years and can be found at:

Future[edit | edit source]

Now that the C4ES Election-Theory Forum is shutting down[1], this might cause a spike in activity on the EM-list. TBD

Links[edit | edit source]