I'm joining the board of Miraheze! I explain why in my very long story about my relationship with electoral reform, MediaWiki, Wikipedia, Electorama and Electowiki. I also give you instructions for donating.
For the past couple of months, I've been working on Electowidget. Electowidget is a plugin for MediaWiki designed to make it possible to conduct Internet polls and elections using many different voting systems, including the Schulze method, Instant Runoff Voting, Approval voting, and even plain old Plurality.
(update: 9/20/2006 - This is an old post I made to the blog on electorama.com, which I'm shutting down) There was a great show about Instant Runoff on KUOW, the NPR affiliate in Seattle today. The guests were Steven Hill from the Center for Voting and Democracy as well as the Republican Party official who… Continue reading Instant Runoff on KUOW (NPR Seattle)
The last Debian Project Leader election was a very close one. Martin Michlmayr won a Condorcet-tallied election in a very close race between him, Bdale Garbee (the incumbent), and Branden Robinson. Doing analysis on these result yields some interesting observations. Among the most surprising is that Branden Robinson would have won had San Francisco's rules… Continue reading If Debian used Instant Runoff…