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Voting matters - for the technical issues of STV
Issue 3, December 1994
In this issue we have a mixture of papers. There is a continuing debate
about revisions to the ERS rules, which arose from Fennell's paper in the
Hill and I, in separate papers, consider the effect of small changes -
steadiness or stability. Global properties and local properties are the
topic of Woodall's paper which I hope could be used as a basis for
terminology and analysis in further issues of Voting matters.
It would be nice to automate all suggested algorithms for STV and compare
them against a library of test cases. Unfortunately, the effort involved
often precludes this which means that choices are being made on less than
perfect information (not unlike elections themselves).
Papers with citations
- B A Wichmann: The problem of stability
- I D Hill: The comparative steadiness test of electoral methods
[23, 3-9, PDF].
- P Dean: Response to the paper by R J C Fennell
- I D Hill: Are better STV rules worthwhile? - A reply to R J C Fennell
[18, 2-5, PDF].
- D R Woodall: Properties of Preferential Election Rules
[18, 1 PDF].