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    Elections: Results and Voting systems - Links to websites and articles on a variety of voting systems and suggested election reforms.

    International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) - A private, nonprofit organization established in 1987 to support electoral and other democratic institutions in emerging, evolving, and experienced democracies.

    PR-Squared - A new electoral system which boasts the advantages of first-past-the-post, but retains the "fairness" of proportional representation.

    Election Methods Website - Site advocating Condorcet/pairwise voting methods. Includes detailed explanations of Condorcet methods.

    Tideman's method - Pairwise single-winner election method. This site has an explanation of the Tideman's method, along with a comprehensive comparison of methods.

    The Center for Voting and Democracy - Organization that researches how voting systems affect participation, representation and governance. Advocates proportional representation systems for legislative elections, instant runoff voting for executive and judicial elections and public interest redistricting.

    Election Methods Mailing List - Discussion of single-winner election reform, the relative merits of different proportional representation systems, and the technical underpinnings of all election methods.

    May the Best Man Lose - Discover magazine critical of winner-take-all and plurality systems, favoring proposals by Donald Saari and Steven Brams.

    Approval Voting - A voting procedure in which voters can vote for, or approve of, as many candidates as they wish. Each candidate approved of receives one vote, and the candidate with the most votes wins.

    Condorcet's Method - A pairwise election system where ranked ballots are used to simulate many head-to-head elections, where the winner is the candidate who wins all pairings.

    Voting Systems FAQ - Phil Hunt's FAQ which describes many commonly discussed voting systems, as well as key voting concepts, and use of various systems around the world.

    The Chronicle of Higher Education: When Votes Don't Add Up - Article describing relative merits of Approval, Instant Runoff, and Borda methods

    Politicians and Polytopes mailing list - Preferential voting, and the mathematics of methods derived from or compliant with, principles of STV & FPTP.

    How the Net can transform voting - MSNBC article comparing Borda to Approval voting. Goes into the history of Approval voting.

    Making Multicandidate Elections More Democratic - Out of print book by Samuel Merrill which explains voting systems.

    Fair System - Advocates a system in which poor people are given proportionally greater voting power than wealthier people.

    Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project - Project set up to evaluate the current state and reliability of U.S. voting systems, and to propose specific uniform requirements and guidelines for U.S. voting systems. Formed in December 2000 in response to the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election.

    Accurate Democracy - Site explaining Condorcet's method and proportional representation, and their use in public elections and meetings. Free software included.

    Administration and Cost of Elections (ACE) Electronic Publication - Contains comprehensive information on all aspects of organising elections. Includes detailed information on voting systems, particularly pointing out the current distribution of voting systems in national elections throughout the world

    Making Sense out of Consensus - SIAM News article about Borda, Condorcet, and Approval voting which uses the Jesse Ventura victory in Minnesota as primary example.

    Democracy Science - Various articles on democracy: electoral method and the scientific method -- "Voting for better voting" - Alternative voting systems could reduce chances for another election-day disaster

    How Democracy Works - Explanation two-party politics against left-right spectrum. Asserts that in perfect elections, candidates will appear equally imperfect, elections' voter turnout will often be low, and all elections will end in near ties.

    Wikipedia: Voting System Definition - Comprehensive description of various voting systems. Site uses an open Wiki, which allows anyone to make additions or corrections.

    The De Borda Institute - A Northern Ireland-based not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote the use of Borda voting and related voting procedures on all contentious questions of social choice.

    Declared-Strategy Voting - Group decision-making procedure in which preference is specified using voting strategies in a given scenario (for instance, a first-past-the-post election)

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