Introduction and outline

In this article I’m going to describe some mechanisms for carrying out an election that are mathematical and deterministic in nature (i.e. noting happens randomly). These mechanisms are called voting methods, because they are essentially ways of running an election to determine a winner. The data used in these elections come in the form of preference tables. While there are many voting methods studied in research papers and utilized as examples in recreational mathematics classes, this article will one particular voting method as a case study:

Borda Count: each person voting in the election ranks all of…

Joshua Siktar

Math PhD Student University of Tennessee | Academic Sales Engineer | Writer, Educator, Researcher

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