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Welcome to Electowiki!

This wiki is closely associated with the Election-methods mailing list, but is more broadly for communities of election-minded people.

To learn more, visit Electowiki:About.

Election Methods[edit | edit source]

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, Approval voting, Score voting, instant-runoff voting, and Condorcet methods. 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[edit | edit source]

This is a wiki! That means, anybody can get involved, building free content. 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 began in January 2005, with an article started on Wikipedia, but has since expanded to include more detailed information about election methods which are still under development and may not meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines.

electowiki.org (hosted by Miraheze) became the new home for Electowiki in late 2018. The original home (at wiki.electorama.com) has a more accurate view of page edit histories of prior to September 2018 (with proper links to authors), and as of this writing in November 2019, still shows up in search engines for many searches. As wiki.electorama.com is decommissioned, this wiki is expected to supersede the old version.

See the list of all pages on Electowiki or the hierarchical category tree.