On 17/09/2012 23:50, rexx wrote:
The only problem is likely to be finding a good implementation in
software. There is a refinement of Schulze described at the article
which has a python
but more interestingly, an online voting service at
It's available as part of MediaWiki extension  from the 2008 WMF
board election onwards, since superseded by .
On 17/09/2012 23:40, James Farrar wrote:
I'm very keen that the election method we choose is (in theory)
hand-countable (that's one reason why I propose STV-ERS97 rather than
a different variant (the other is that I've been counting elections
under STV-ERS97 since 1998...)).
Frankly, I have never trusted electoral systems that rely on
computers to the point that the votes go in, a button is pushed, and
a black box churns out a result. I'd be much happier with a system
that can if necessary be recounted by hand so that there's a backup
just in case.
Schulze is hand countable. It just get awfully long very quickly if the
the number of voters / candidate increases. This is certainly something
that will have to be considered.
Experience is a good school but the fees are high.
- Heinrich Heine