By Jochen Voss, last updated 2011-08-31
This page discusses a possible feature of the Debian voting system. Here I want to examine the following voting system:
Let V(a,b) be the number of votes which prefer option a over option b. Let R be some positive number (the quorum).
Which of the criteria from
does this voting system preserve? In the following examples D
denotes the default option and a vote like ABD means
A is prefered over both B and D, and B is
prefered over D.
Result: with the introduction of an per-option quorum we loose CC, GCC, SFC, GSFC, SDSC and WDSC. We still have MC.
Note that the circumstances for these criteria failures only arise when there is an option which only a small number (e.g. less then 44 in the 2003 DPL election) of voters prefers over the default option.
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