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The Presidential Election allows voters to cast one ballot for a candidate and then the Electoral College gets the real power. However, that’s just one voting method among many. Many of these alternative methods involve ranked voting. Diana Lee will be presenting several systems for ranked (preference) voting along with examples of where they are used. She will show why there is no voting method that mathematically meets all of the criteria for fairness, but she will also provide avenues by which improvement may be possible.

Students wishing to register for Science Seminar may take it for credit as Ge Sc 190/1 (items 6080 and 6082 respectively).

Presented by: Diana Lee (Mathematics)

Location: Building 3, Room 102