Different uses for voting
need different types of voting.
Resources for More
Top Voting Sites on the WebThis site alone develops ways to achieve centrally- balanced councils, central policies, and fair-share funding for projects. A handful of sites explain both Condorcet and PR rules which you can combine to create centrally- balanced councils. A dozen sites compare election methods from around the world. (Please tell us of any that compare legislative voting methods.) Please distinguish these sites from the hundreds giving away political rumors and self-serving opinions. voting tools page has links to software for putting accurate democracy to work in any organization. The linked sites page lists eighty-some sites linked to Accurate Democracy and likely to have related material.
The following sites have links to dozens of others by theorists, practitioners, and activists.
The ACE Project researches the Administration and Cost of Elections and provides web pages in English, Spanish and French.
Richard Kimber has an extensive collection of over 3,200 links to the major political and governmental sites around the world, including Elections.
To support PR and IRV rules, contact:
Australia PR Society of Australia
Britain Electoral Reform Society
Fair Vote Canada,
“More choice, fairer results, stronger representation.”
Vote YES for BC-STV Proportional Representation
FairVote: the Center for Voting and Democracy
California Citizens for Proportional Representation
Proportional Representation Foundation
“Building a foundation for PR in the USA”
FairVote Minnesota, promoting awareness of voting systems and their effect on democracy.
Be sure to check the tools page for programs that tally multi-winner elections and budget decisions.
To support Condorcet rules, contact:
Although many academics promote Condorcet rules, no political activists have taken it up. Most activists want to pull policies toward one side.
Blake Cretney offers an excellent web site for Condorcet- completion rules. He offers free, open-source software at SourceForge.
Rob Lanphier's Condorcet's Method explains Condorcet's criterion and others.
Election Methods Mailing List hosts an open discussion focused mainly on the technical qualities of single-winner election methods.
Be sure to check the tools page for programs that tally single-winner elections and policy decisions.
Build Civil Society.
“helps communities connect with their elected leaders, by letting voters allocate community funds to competing blogs.”
A pattern language for bringing life to meetings.
helps large groups, spread out in space and time, combine their insights to find good solutions for complex problems.
Beyond Public Opinion to Public Judgment.
Innovations in Democracy
Toward Wiser Democracies that Work for All.
Open Society Institute
Building Vibrant and Tolerant Democracies.
What Would Democracy Look Like?
Non-cyber sites for co-operation:
Local democracy needs economic freedom from corporate control. That freedom needs tools such as these for local self-reliance.
The next page gives three voting reforms most likely to win favor in the USA.