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Charter Review Committee - Subcommittee Meeting - Shared screen with gallery view
Jack Hollis (He/Him)
Vote Exhaustion in RCVVote exhaustion is a common argument we have heard against RCV. It looks to me that when a ballot is exhausted, that means that the vote had been fully counted to the extend of the data on the ballot. To me, this sounds correct and not something to be avoided or a negative about RCV. Am I missing something? Are there scenarios in ballot exhaustion where a ballot that still has a preference marked for a viable candidate is discarded or not counted?
Jack Hollis (He/Him)
SpoilageWhen comparing RCV to STAR voting, a point of contention we often hear is that RCV has more ballot spoilage than STAR. My understanding is that using STAR voting, if you make a mistake on the ballot it will counted as a vote, instead of spoiling. Are there any studies that account for this discrepancy when looking at ballot spoiling rates? My concern is that counting an accident is not better than spoiling a vote, and perhaps is even worse as it misrepresents the voter.
Jack Hollis (He/Him)
Election AccountabilityOne of our concerns when looking at a voting system change is how that change would influence the integrity of the system as a whole. It has been proposed to us that RCV would require single point tabulation, which would eliminate or greatly reduce the ability for multiple points of checks and balances that currently exist in our vote auditing process. Is this true, and to what degree would RCV be limiting the ability for multiple points of voting integrity checks or audits?
Jack Hollis (He/Him)
Single winner vs multi-winnerOne of the considerations the committee is looking at is changing from a single winner system to a multi-winner system. Would that change any of the above answers, and if so how would it differ?