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(Adapted the intro from wikipedia:Approval voting (oldid=967925338), moving+adapting the old intro in the #Procedures section, and changed "External Links" section to "#Footnotes")
[[File:Approval ballot.svg|thumb|right|On an approval ballot, the voter can select any number of candidates.]]
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'''Approval voting''' is a single-winner [[votingelectoral system]] in whichwhere each voter canmay voteselect for("approve") asany manynumber or as fewof candidates as the voter chooses. ItThe is typically used for single-winner elections but can be extended to multiple winners. Approval voting is a limited form of [[range voting]], where the rangemost-approved that voters are allowed to express is extremely constrained: accept or notcandidate.
 
[[Robert J. Weber]] coined the term "Approval Voting" in 1971.<ref>{{citation|title=Approval Voting|first1=Steven J.|last1=Brams|author1-link=Steven Brams|first2=Peter C.|last2=Fishburn|author2-link=Peter C. Fishburn|page=xv|publisher=Springer-Verlag|year=2007|isbn=978-0-387-49895-9|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=e7h7evxSclIC&pg=PR5}}</ref> It was more fully published in 1978 by political scientist [[Steven Brams]] and mathematician [[Peter Fishburn]].<ref>{{Cite journal | doi = 10.2307/1955105 |last1=Brams |first1=Steven |last2=Fishburn |first2=Peter | year = 1978 | title = Approval Voting | jstor = 1955105| journal = American Political Science Review | volume = 72 | issue = 3 | pages = 831–847 }}</ref>
 
(<small>brief intro above copied from Wikipedia<ref>Introduction copied from Wikipedia's [[Approval voting]] article ([https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Approval_voting&oldid=967925338 oldid=967925338])</ref></small>)
 
==Procedures==
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In this system, voters may vote for as many or as few candidates as the voter chooses. It is typically used for single-winner elections but can be extended to multiple winners. Approval voting is a limited form of [[range voting]], where the range that voters are allowed to express is extremely constrained: accept or not.
 
Each voter may vote for as many options as they wish, at most once per option. This is equivalent to saying that each voter may "approve" or "disapprove" each option by voting or not voting for it, and it's also equivalent to voting +1 or 0 in a range voting system. The votes for each option are tallied. The option with the most votes wins.
 
*[[W:Combined approval voting|Combined approval voting]]
 
==External linksFootnotes ==
 
*[http://bcn.boulder.co.us/government/approvalvote/ Approval Voting Home Page]
*[http://approvalvoting.org/ Citizens for Approval Voting]
*[http://www.fairvote.org/op_eds/science2001.htm Rebuttal to "The Science of Elections"], Center for Voting and Democracy.
 
=== References ===
 
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