Here are some links to valuable information about modern election methods
and their proponents.
These lists offer news and discussion forums that can help you get involved.
- The Instant
Runoff moderated email list discusses ways to promote and implement
this reform, mostly in the US.
Add your state code (CA, MI, MA) to the end of
the address and you are likely to find a state-specific list.
- The stv-voting list
discusses ways to promote ranked-ballot full representation methods around the world.
The case for electoral reform
Look at these sites to learn more about the election method used by
DemoChoice, its history, why we should use it, and its prospects for
Other Software Packages
- OpenSTV by Jeff O'Neill is a standalone
python package that tallies according to
several different variations on the rules.
- Blake Cretney's
open-source Python IRV script
- ChoicePlus by Voting Solutions - open source (with an ambiguous license)
designed for real public elections. Has been used in Cambridge, MA and elsewhere.
A limited cheap/free version is also available.
- Craig Simon's ChoiceRanker software
- CIVS uses online ranked ballots, and counts them using
the pairwise (Condorcet) method, the bitter rival of IRV, for which listing lower choices hurts the chances of your top choice.
- Direct Representation - by moving beyond the
concept of elections, we can find an even better way to satisfy democratic principles.