• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
  • 01:43    |    
    American democracy
    • Presidential election
    • Legislative election
  • 08:11    |    
    Instant runoff voting
    • Countries with this system
    • Description of the mechanism
    • Challenges for implementing this system
  • 14:09    |    
    Disadvantages of traditional runoff
    • Unexpected runoffs
    • Absentism
    • Campaign expending
    • Negative and polarized elections
    • Secret negotiations
  • 22:30    |    
    Disadvantages of plurality voting
    • Low percentage winning
    • Violence
  • 26:12    |    
    Effects of Instant runoff voting
    • Papua Guinea
    • San Francisco
  • 29:26    |    
    Conclusions: Difficulties of a voting process
  • Instant runoff polls
  • 31:52    |    
    • How can you implement an instant runoff system in the Legislative election where proportional representation is used?
    • How can an instant runoff system reduce the number of political parties?
    • How many candidates do you have to rank?
    • What are the disadvantages of proportional representation?
    • Do the Republican and Democratic parties support this voting system?
    • What vote counting system do you propose?
  • 48:17    |    
    Final words
  • 49:16    |    
    Final credits

The Road to Better Elections: Instant Runoff Voting

New Media  | 14 de agosto de 2007  | Vistas: 3933

Most democratic countries use two voting systems: a plurality voting, proportional representation, and the traditional runoff. The disadvantages of traditional runoff are unexpected runoffs, absentism, campaign expending, polarization, and secret negotiations. The disadvantages of plurality voting are low percentage winning, and violence. The implementation of an instant runoff voting would resolve these disadvantages and save the economical and political costs of a second election.


Robert Richie is the executive director of FairVote - The Center…


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