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 DemoChoice Library
Here are some links to valuable information about modern election methods and their proponents.

Mailing lists
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.
Organizations
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 expanded use.

Other Software Packages

  • OpenSTV by Jeff O'Neill is a standalone python package that tallies according to several different variations on the rules.
  • Ted Sowinski's open-source Perl-based IRV web poll
  • 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 is also implemented as the WeVote application on Facebook.
  • 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.
Miscellaneous links
  • Direct Representation - by moving beyond the concept of elections, we can find an even better way to satisfy democratic principles.

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