Repeat Voting: Two-Vote May Lead More People To Vote

Authors: 
Sergiu Hart
Abstract: 

A repeat voting procedure is proposed, whereby voting is carried out in two identical rounds. Every voter can vote in each round, the results of the first round are made public before the second round, and the final result is determined by adding up all the votes in both rounds. It is argued that this simple modification of election procedures may well increase voter participation and result in more accurate and representative outcomes.

Date: 
October, 2017
Number: 
711