Here’s some great resources for expanding your voting knowledge. Some were referenced in the pages on this site.
- EndFPTP Subreddit - for newcomers
- Election Methods Mailing List - for discussion of the nitty-gritty details
- Searchable Archive of EM Mailing List
- ElectoWiki - a wiki for election methods to accompany the EM mailing list
- ElectoRama - the predecessor of ElectoWiki
- Colorado Approves - The inspiration for the page on finding common ground came from a discussion with Blake.
- Unsplit the Vote - End vote-splitting. (Thanks for the feedback.)
Center for Election Science - likes approval voting
- STAR Voting - likes STAR voting. Related: Equal Vote
- FairVote - likes RCV, both single- and multi-winner versions
- FairVote Canada - likes proportional representation
- Electoral Reform Society - UK - likes proportional representation with STV
- District - a game about representation and redistricting
- To Build a Better Ballot - by Nicky Case - the original sim this sim is based on
- Voteline - by Ka-Ping Yee, who is the originator of win maps AKA Yee diagrams
- Arrow’s Theorem: Visualizing 3-Candidate, 3-Voter Elections with Hexagons - Andy’s excellent explorable explanation of Arrow’s Theorem, accompanied by a YouTube video, and a software repository. I really like this because it’s the only constructive proof I have seen that starts with Unanimity, IIA, and determinability (no ties) and ends with dictatorship.
- Political Sim - by Accurate Democracy - the earliest interactive voting simulator - It requires some technical know-how to get going.
- Median Voter - a simple conceptual experiment with discussion of strategy and median and mean
- RBVote Calculator - I copied all of his methods into this simulator under “RBVote”.
- More Software on ElectoWiki
- Just raise your hands or use your new knowledge of voting systems in your next group decision with these helpful polling sites:
- ElectoWiki’s List of Polling Sites - Many are on the list, but the ones below stand out to me.
- ★.vote - STAR - used by STARvoting.us
- Condorcet Internet Voting Service - Condorcet - many kinds
- Doodle - Approval - low cost
- OpaVote - Many kinds of voting - but you pay for it or host it yourself.
- Rankit.vote - Ranked Choice Voting - used by Fairvote.org
- CGP Grey - This set of videos are excellent intro to voting methods, ready to share. He made them at the time that the UK was considering using IRV, which the UK called the Alternative Vote for historical reasons.
- Tactical Voting - a good overview of what strategy means in voting
- Simulating Alternate Voting Systems - from Primer - a 2D simulation of the voter’s dilemma and how IRV/RCV and Approval address it.
- Making Better Group Decisions: Voting, Judgement Aggregation, and Fair Division - by Eric Pacuit - formal logic and math perspective - on my Youtube playlist
- Game Theory - on Coursera and Youtube - from Stanford and UBC - by Matthew O. Jackson, Kevin Leyton-Brown, and Yoav Shoham
- Check out more of Jameson Quinn’s excellent explanations of voting theory:
- A Voting Theory Primer for Rationalists
- Five General Voting Pathologies: Lesser Names of Moloch
- VSE Study on Strategies
- Gaming the Vote - by William Poundstone
- Mathematics and Democracy - by Steven Brams
- Accurate Democracy - by Rob Loring - see the eBook.pdf link
Political Science General References
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Voting Methods
- Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems - academic subscription required
- ACE Project - guide to electoral systems
- Electoral System Database from IDEA
- PARLINE - database of national parliaments
- Find some good reading material
- Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Voting Methods - everything
- Proportional Representation Society of Australia - Single Transferable Vote
- Fairvote - Ranked Choice Voting
- Jack Santucci - Ranked Choice Voting
- Warren Smith - Score Voting
- Stephen Martin - game theory and voting