Re: DIS: [Draft] Refactoring IRV

2019-05-27 Thread Owen Jacobson
On May 25, 2019, at 5:24 PM, James Cook wrote: > Some bugs: > > * R955 specifies invalid options are eliminated before the process > starts; it's probably good to keep that. > > * The voting strength of each ballot should matter. > > * When determining whether an option has a majority, votes

Re: DIS: [Draft] Refactoring IRV

2019-05-26 Thread James Cook
On Sat, 25 May 2019 at 21:33, ais...@alumni.bham.ac.uk wrote: > On Sat, 2019-05-25 at 21:24 +, James Cook wrote: > > I couldn't resist making my own attempt. It's a lot wordier than > > yours, unfortunately, but it addresses these points and omd's first > > point. Maybe there's some middle

Re: DIS: [Draft] Refactoring IRV

2019-05-25 Thread ais...@alumni.bham.ac.uk
On Sat, 2019-05-25 at 21:24 +, James Cook wrote: > I couldn't resist making my own attempt. It's a lot wordier than > yours, unfortunately, but it addresses these points and omd's first > point. Maybe there's some middle ground that's less wordy. > > 2. For an instant runoff decision, the

Re: DIS: [Draft] Refactoring IRV

2019-05-25 Thread James Cook
> I intend to propose the following change to rule 955, in place of the current > definition of IRV: > > > The outcome of an Instant Runoff decision is: > > > > a. If a single option has the absolute majority of valid ballots specifying > > it as the first entry on the list, then the outcome is

Re: DIS: [Draft] Refactoring IRV

2019-05-24 Thread omd
A few issues with the wording: > > b. The option with the fewest valid ballots specifying it as the first > > entry on the list is identified, and the outcome is the outcome of an > > Instant Runoff decision as if that option had been removed from each valid > > ballot that contained it. It's

DIS: [Draft] Refactoring IRV

2019-05-22 Thread Owen Jacobson
Hi folks. The ruleset for Agora handwaves the definition of instant runoff voting. From rule 955 (“Determining the Will of Agora”): > For an instant runoff decision, the outcome is whichever option wins > according to the standard definition of instant runoff. I assume this was originally