[LINK] New proposal for e-voting - Turnbull

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sun Sep 15 15:25:26 AEST 2013

>At 02:44 PM 15/09/2013, Richard wrote:
>>Just how does anyone propose to put 110 candidates on one screen without
>>making it like "reading a newspaper through a keyhole"?

Crispin Hull (ex-CanbTimes Dep Ed, these days a columnist and at 
UCan) proposes a refinement to above-the-line voting.

Rather than adopting a group's whole how-to-vote card, a vote above 
the line would vote for the members of the group, in the order in 
which the group declared them on their card.

The voter would then continue numbering along the top of the ballot 
paper.  In effect a 1 for a group would lock in votes 1 to 6, a 2 for 
a group would lock in votes 7-12, et seq.

He advocates optional preferential, meaning that instead of:
-   number every box, beginning at 1, and assign numbers in sequence,
     up to the number of boxes above the line
it would become:
-   number every box, beginning at 1, and assign numbers in sequence,
     but with the option of stopping at any time

Caveat:  I'm interpreting just a few words of his column yesterday:

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