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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-05-09 02:20 AM
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16. please tell us how IRV is counted in the United States and Scotland
in your own words, please explain the algorithm, and how votes are allocated, eliminated or reallocated.

Please advise how administrators do it,
count the votes, all of the different rounds, what happens to the different choices
explain how the entire vote data is reported,
explain where the votes are counted,
explain how long it takes San Francisco and Pierce County Washington, the two locations of any size in the US that have IRV.

Now, tell us about Scotland - about what led them to use voting machines in order to count STV.
They knew the value of hand counted paper ballots, because that is what they had in place.

Surely they knew that IRV could be counted without computers, right?

And tell us how Australia counts their votes, and what exactly is on those ballots?
How many contests are on the ballot in Australia?
How are IRV ballots counted (please explain about communicating with a central command center)
What is the shortest amount of time to count the votes and the longest amount of time to count them?
(hint, it ranges from a few days or week to a month)

Please explain how the chain of custody of the IRV ballots is maintained when counting takes up to
a month in Australia?

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