On 7/12/07, David Artman <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
7) Ranking will be tallied using [insert clever and fair method here; ideas? I don't understand the Condorcet Ranked-Pairs system. We have to be able to handle partial ballots.] So what do you folks think? Am I jumping the gun or otherwise out of the loop on a contest in the works? If not, then what in the Process above needs refining (in particular, can anyone advise RE #7; any math wizes, here)?
I highly recommend Instant-Runoff Voting (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instant-runoff_voting) for being both fair and, well, instantaneous, as well as very easy to use from a end-user perspective. Basically, everyone ranks all the candidates (or even a partial list of the candidates), and through a simple processes one can easily discover who is the overall most preferred. I'm not sure how easily it will find runners up however, I guess they would be the next to last (and so on) candidates eliminated. -- - |) () /\/ not technically a math wiz, but I play one on TV