The nitty-gritty details: the ballots, counting procedures, etc.
All of the ballots in a region contain the same set of candidates. The candidates are organized by riding (the columns) and party (the rows). The voter’s own riding is…→ Read More
Counting votes is an important part, perhaps the most important part, of any electoral system. Here, we explain it for Local Proportional Representation in increasing levels of detail…→ Read More
Quota is the term used for the smallest number of votes that will guarantee the election of a candidate. In a first-past-the-post election, where there is one and only one winner, quota is…→ Read More
Modelling is the process of trying to figure out how an election would have turned out if a different set of rules had been used. Models can be constructed with spreadsheets, computer programs, or even by hand…→ Read More