Electoral Systems Used around the World

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We give an overview of the diverse electoral systems used in local, national, or super-national elections around the world. We discuss existing methods for selecting single and multiple winners and give real-world examples for some more elaborate systems. Eventually, we elaborate on some of the better known strengths and weaknesses of various methods from both the theoretical and practical points of view.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReal-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deployment
EditorsFeng Hao, Peter Y. A. Ryan
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Print)9781498714693
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2016

Publication series

NameSeries in Security, Privacy and Trust
PublisherCRC Press

Bibliographical note

This is a personally archived version of a chapter by the same title contributed to the book "Real-World Electronic Voting: Design, Analysis and Deployment", Feng Hao and Peter Y. A. Ryan (editors), Series in Security, Privacy and Trust, CRC Press, 2016


  • Electoral systems
  • Voting
  • Elections

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