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Voting matters


Voting matters is McDougall Trust's online publication of occasional discussion papers and other resources that aims to advance understanding of preferential voting systems.  

The papers on preferential voting systems include those published in hard copy form from March 1994 to April 2013 (Issue 30) in McDougall Trust's occasional journal Voting matters – advancing understanding of preferential voting systems (ISSN: 1745-6231).

The papers include reprints notably of On the Application of a New Statistical Method to the Ascertainment of the Votes of Majorities in a More Exhaustive Manner by Thomas Hare 1860 (Issue 25, September 2008), and On Methods of Electing Representatives by H R Droop 1881 including report of Royal Statistical Society discussion of April 1881 (Issue 24, October 2007).

For details of papers in Voting matters, including Content and Author Indexes, together with related and General resources, please click the Voting matters link below.

Further papers are occasionally published and added to the Voting matters online resource.

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