Stuff:Multi-winner electoral system

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This page documents the modern multi-winner electoral system as a generic design for broad-based decision guidance. This unconventional view of a conventional electoral system is mainly intended as a comparative reference.


  1. ^ The modern electoral system is conventionally vote based.
  2. ^ Accepting Thomas Jefferson's priority in the design of the D'Hondt method.
  3. ^ a b A traditional electoral system has punctual votes. As generally in this case, the candidates are immutable. It matters not whether we view the candidates as persons or party lists; the choices on offer to the electorate do not change as the voting progresses.
  4. ^ Modern elections tend to "universal suffrage".
  5. ^ This is the purpose of a multi-winner electoral system.
  6. ^ The purpose is to decide the election.
  7. ^ It is a traditional system, long established.
  8. ^ Some multi-winner methods might be adapted to allow for write-in candidates. Typical electoral rules do not permit this, however, so we exclude write-in candidates from this generic design. The elector's range of choice may be large, but not unbounded.