Securing our votes
Posted Aug 13, 2007 9:05 UTC (Mon) by rwmj
In reply to: Securing our votes
Parent article: Securing our votes
when you go to vote, how many selections do you make on one ballot?
In general [government] elections in the UK, which are
the most important elections, usually you pick one candidate
from a list of 3 or 4. So obviously counting these is easiest.
Local elections are more complicated - for example the last
London mayoral election in (IIRC) 2002(?) had a fantastically
complicated series of ballots with transferable votes
which I don't think even voters
really understood well.
Anyway, all are counted by hand.
Perhaps the lesson here is that you should simplify the
ballots? If the ballots are too complicated to be counted
by hand, do the voters themselves understand or care enough
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