Simple Elections I [chapter]

W. D. Wallis
2014 The Mathematics of Elections and Voting  
The simplest form of election is where there are a number of candidates for office, and one is to be elected. There is a well-defined set of voters-the electorate-and each voter casts one vote. The votes are then counted. We shall refer to such an election as a simple election. In this chapter we shall look at some of the systems that have been suggested for simple ballots and are used in various places.
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