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Calculation details for VoteFair ranking

VoteFair ranking is a calculation method that includes the following components:

  • VoteFair popularity ranking, which identifies the most popular choice, the second-most popular choice, the third-most popular choice, and so on down to the least popular choice.  Here is a link to details about VoteFair popularity ranking.
     
  • VoteFair representation ranking, which identifies the most-representative choice (which is the same as the most popular choice according to VoteFair popularity ranking), the second-most representative choice, and additional representation levels.  The second-most representative choice is identified after appropriately reducing the influence of the voters who are well represented by the most-popular (and most-representative) choice.  Without this adjustment the same voters who are well-represented by the most popular choice could also determine the second-place winner.  Here is a link to details about VoteFair representation ranking.
     
  • VoteFair party ranking, which identifies the most-popular political party (which is the same as the most popular choice according to VoteFair popularity ranking), the second-most popular political party (which is the same as the second-most representative choice), and the political party that deserves to be recognized as the third-most popular political party.  The third-most popular party is identified after appropriately reducing the influence of the voters who are well represented by the first-ranked and second-ranked political parties.  Without this adjustment the same voters who are well-represented by one of the most popular parties could create a "shadow" party that occupies the third position, which would block smaller parties from that third position.  Here is a link to details about VoteFair party ranking.
     
  • VoteFair partial-proportional ranking, which identifies candidates who failed to win a legislative seat in their district, yet deserve to win special legislative seats for the purpose of compensating for unfair district boundaries, making it possible to elect legislators from "third" political parties (especially when the main political parties fail to fully represent their political priorities.  Without this adjustment the balance of power among political parties in the legislature can easily fail to match the voters' preferences for political parties.  Here is a link to details about VoteFair partial-proportional ranking.
     

The above components of VoteFair ranking are for the purpose of improving who gets elected.  Another VoteFair method, VoteFair negotiation ranking, improves the internal voting process within a legislature for the purpose of making better (more representative) decisions, especially regarding the provisions and wordings of new laws.  Here is a link to the VoteFair Negotiation Tool website, which explains and demonstrates VoteFair negotiation ranking.

 

The VoteFair ranking calculation methods are in the public domain, but copyright protection (see below) applies to the above description and to the software that implements VoteFair ranking.

 

 

 


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