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 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
- OpaVote by Jeff O'Neill is an online service that tallies according to
several different variations on the rules. Small polls can be run for free.
- 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.
- RankIt is a project started by FairVote.
- Blake Cretney's
open-source Python IRV script
- Craig Simon's ChoiceRanker software
- CIVS uses online ranked ballots, and counts them using
the pairwise (Condorcet) method, the bitter rival of instant runoff voting (single-winner single transferable vote), 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.