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Author Topic: OpenSTV - Serious Software for Holding Votes  (Read 2370 times)

mouser

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OpenSTV - Serious Software for Holding Votes
« on: February 10, 2010, 06:03:31 AM »
Came across this on stackoverflow.com, where they were having a community vote for moderators..  Looks like a nice piece of software.

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OpenSTV is open-source software for implementing the single transferable vote and other voting methods such as instant runoff voting, Condorcet voting, and approval voting. OpenSTV is the only open-source software that implements the single transferable vote exactly as used by governments, including Scotland and the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts. These methods have been extensively verified against other software and/or actual election results.

Organizations can use OpenSTV to implement their own elections. First, the organization must adopt a voting method. Second, the organization must conduct the vote, and this will most likely be done with paper ballots. Third, the ballots must be entered into the OpenSTV program. Finally, you can use OpenSTV to count the votes and determine the winners of the election.

OpenSTV will run on MS Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.



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« Last Edit: February 10, 2010, 06:10:57 AM by mouser »

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Re: OpenSTV - Serious Software for Holding Votes
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2010, 05:39:08 AM »
they even explain the various modi of voting!

I wonder if the Liquid Democracy movement in the German Pirate Party knows about this.

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Re: OpenSTV - Serious Software for Holding Votes
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010, 05:52:43 AM »
Somebody should inform them that JPEG is a very poor choice for their logo :)
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