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Vot­ing Theory

TagLast edit: 20 Dec 2020 15:03 UTC by Yoav Ravid

Voting theory, also called social choice theory, is the study of voting mechanisms. In other words, for a given list of candidates and voters, a voting method specifies a set of valid ways to fill out a ballot, and, given a valid ballot from each voter, produces an outcome.

Related Sequences: Voting Theory Primer for Rationalists

Resources: Electowiki—A wiki focused on voting theory and electoral systems.

related tags: Game Theory, Decision Theory, Coordination /​ Cooperation

A vot­ing the­ory primer for rationalists

Jameson Quinn12 Apr 2018 15:15 UTC
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5 gen­eral vot­ing patholo­gies: lesser names of Moloch

Jameson Quinn13 Apr 2018 18:38 UTC
63 points
16 comments10 min readLW link

Multi-win­ner Vot­ing: a ques­tion of Alignment

Jameson Quinn17 Apr 2018 18:51 UTC
39 points
19 comments12 min readLW link

I’m Vot­ing For Ranked Choice, But I Don’t Like It

jefftk20 Sep 2020 18:40 UTC
30 points
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De­con­struct­ing 321 Voting

abramdemski26 Nov 2020 3:35 UTC
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Quadratic vot­ing for the 2018 Review

Ben Pace20 Dec 2019 22:59 UTC
32 points
42 comments5 min readLW link

Why Ranked Choice Vot­ing Isn’t Great

jefftk19 Oct 2019 11:10 UTC
21 points
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(www.jefftk.com)

A Vot­ing Puz­zle, Some Poli­ti­cal Science, and a Nerd Failure Mode

ChrisHallquist10 Oct 2013 2:10 UTC
138 points
181 comments17 min readLW link

Im­perfect Vot­ing Systems

Scott Alexander20 Jul 2012 0:07 UTC
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[not on­go­ing] Thoughts on Pro­por­tional vot­ing methods

Jameson Quinn22 Jul 2020 2:46 UTC
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Thoughts on Vot­ing Methods

abramdemski17 Nov 2020 20:23 UTC
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Is vot­ing the­ory im­por­tant? An at­tempt to check my bias.

Jameson Quinn17 Feb 2019 23:45 UTC
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Gam­ing Democracy

Froolow30 Jul 2014 9:45 UTC
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Au­mann vot­ing; or, How to vote when you’re ignorant

PhilGoetz2 Apr 2009 18:54 UTC
12 points
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Why Hunt­ing­ton-Hill?

jefftk25 Oct 2020 0:50 UTC
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Propin­quity Cities So Far

MakoYass16 Nov 2020 23:12 UTC
24 points
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Nash Score for Vot­ing Techniques

abramdemski26 Nov 2020 19:29 UTC
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Vot­ing is like donat­ing thou­sands of dol­lars to charity

Academian5 Nov 2012 1:02 UTC
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[Question] “New EA cause area: vot­ing”; or, “what’s wrong with this calcu­la­tion?”

Optimization Process26 Feb 2021 16:50 UTC
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[Question] Vot­ing-like mechanisms which ad­dress size of prefer­ences?

abramdemski18 Mar 2021 23:23 UTC
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Ranked Choice Vot­ing is Ar­bi­trar­ily Bad

AppliedDivinityStudies5 Apr 2021 6:44 UTC
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In­di­vi­d­ual Ra­tion­al­ity Needn’t Gen­er­al­ize to Ra­tional Consensus

Akshat Mahajan4 May 2020 22:53 UTC
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16 comments4 min readLW link

Vot­ing Phase of 2018 LW Re­view

Ben Pace8 Jan 2020 3:35 UTC
51 points
29 comments4 min readLW link

Poli­tics as Charity

CarlShulman23 Sep 2010 5:33 UTC
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Ar­row’s The­o­rem is a Lie

alyssavance24 Oct 2009 20:46 UTC
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Strat­e­gyproof Mechanisms: Possibilities

badger2 Jun 2014 2:26 UTC
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Split-a-Dol­lar Game

Martin Sustrik24 Aug 2020 4:54 UTC
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Ra­tion­al­ity of demon­strat­ing & voting

bfinn7 Nov 2018 0:09 UTC
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Prac­ti­cal post on 4 #ProRep meth­ods (Pro­por­tional Rep­re­sen­ta­tion)

Jameson Quinn9 Jan 2021 14:56 UTC
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